## A SINful approach to Gaussian graphical model selection

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Venue: | Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference |

Citations: | 25 - 5 self |

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@ARTICLE{Drton_asinful,

author = {Mathias Drton and Michael and D. Perlman},

title = {A SINful approach to Gaussian graphical model selection},

journal = {Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference},

year = {},

pages = {2008}

}

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Abstract. Multivariate Gaussian graphical models are defined in terms of Markov properties, i.e., conditional independences associated with the underlying graph. Thus, model selection can be performed by testing these conditional independences, which are equivalent to specified zeroes among certain (partial) correlation coefficients. For concentration graphs, covariance graphs, acyclic directed graphs, and chain graphs (both LWF and AMP), we apply Fisher’s z-transformation, ˇ Sidák’s correlation inequality, and Holm’s step-down procedure, to simultaneously test the multiple hypotheses obtained from the Markov properties. This leads to a simple method for model selection that controls the overall error rate for incorrect edge inclusion. In practice, we advocate partitioning the simultaneous p-values into three disjoint sets, a significant set S, an indeterminate set I, and a non-significant set N. Then our SIN model selection method selects two graphs, a graph whose edges correspond to the union of S and I, and a more conservative graph whose edges correspond to S only. Prior information about the presence and/or absence of particular edges can be incorporated readily. 1.