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Variable Selection via Nonconcave Penalized Likelihood and its Oracle Properties
, 2001
"... Variable selection is fundamental to highdimensional statistical modeling, including nonparametric regression. Many approaches in use are stepwise selection procedures, which can be computationally expensive and ignore stochastic errors in the variable selection process. In this article, penalized ..."
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functions are symmetric, nonconcave on (0, ∞), and have singularities at the origin to produce sparse solutions. Furthermore, the penalty functions should be bounded by a constant to reduce bias and satisfy certain conditions to yield continuous solutions. A new algorithm is proposed for optimizing
Markov Logic Networks
 MACHINE LEARNING
, 2006
"... We propose a simple approach to combining firstorder logic and probabilistic graphical models in a single representation. A Markov logic network (MLN) is a firstorder knowledge base with a weight attached to each formula (or clause). Together with a set of constants representing objects in the ..."
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We propose a simple approach to combining firstorder logic and probabilistic graphical models in a single representation. A Markov logic network (MLN) is a firstorder knowledge base with a weight attached to each formula (or clause). Together with a set of constants representing objects
The adaptive LASSO and its oracle properties
 Journal of the American Statistical Association
"... The lasso is a popular technique for simultaneous estimation and variable selection. Lasso variable selection has been shown to be consistent under certain conditions. In this work we derive a necessary condition for the lasso variable selection to be consistent. Consequently, there exist certain sc ..."
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scenarios where the lasso is inconsistent for variable selection. We then propose a new version of the lasso, called the adaptive lasso, where adaptive weights are used for penalizing different coefficients in the!1 penalty. We show that the adaptive lasso enjoys the oracle properties; namely, it performs
A constant recontracting model of sovereign debt
 Journal of Political Economy
, 1989
"... Few sovereign debtors have repudiated their obligations entirely. But despite the significant sanctions at the disposal of lenders, many borrowers have been able to consistently negotiate for reduced repayments. This paper presents a model of the ongoing bargaining process that determines repayment ..."
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Few sovereign debtors have repudiated their obligations entirely. But despite the significant sanctions at the disposal of lenders, many borrowers have been able to consistently negotiate for reduced repayments. This paper presents a model of the ongoing bargaining process that determines
The Determinants of Credit Spread Changes.
 Journal of Finance
, 2001
"... ABSTRACT Using dealer's quotes and transactions prices on straight industrial bonds, we investigate the determinants of credit spread changes. Variables that should in theory determine credit spread changes have rather limited explanatory power. Further, the residuals from this regression are ..."
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, Stanton, and Whitelaw (1997), who find that a 3factor model explains over 90 percent of Ginnie Mae yields, but that the remaining variation apparently cannot be explained by the changes in the yield curve. 2 In contrast, our multiplefactor model explains only about onequarter of the variation in credit
Timevarying NAIRU and its implications for Economic Policy
 NBER WORKING PAPER
, 1996
"... This paper estimates the NAIRU (standing for the nonaccelerating Inflation Rate of unemployment) as a parameter that varies over time. The NAIRU is the unemployment rate that is consistent with a constant rate of inflation. Its value is determined in an econometric model in which the inflation rate ..."
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This paper estimates the NAIRU (standing for the nonaccelerating Inflation Rate of unemployment) as a parameter that varies over time. The NAIRU is the unemployment rate that is consistent with a constant rate of inflation. Its value is determined in an econometric model in which the inflation
Tracking the best expert
, 1998
"... We generalize the recent relative loss bounds for online algorithms where the additional loss of the algorithm on the whole sequence of examples over the loss of the best expert is bounded. The generalization allows the sequence to be partitioned into segments, and the goal is to bound the additi ..."
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the additional loss of the algorithm over the sum of the losses of the best experts for each segment. This is to model situations in which the examples change and different experts are best for certain segments of the sequence of examples. In the single segment case, the additional loss is proportional to log n
An Algorithm for Generation of Attack Signatures Based on Sequences Alignment
"... This paper presents a new algorithm for generation of attack signatures based on sequence alignment. The algorithm is composed of two parts: a local alignment algorithmGASBSLA (Generation of Attack Signatures Based on Sequence Local Alignment) and a multisequence alignment algorithmTGMSA (Trista ..."
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stage Gradual MultiSequence Alignment). With the inspiration of sequence alignment used in Bioinformatics, GASBSLA replaces global alignment and constant weight penalty model by local alignment and affine penalty model to improve the generality of attack signatures. TGMSA presents a new pruning policy to make
Scheduling for weighted flow time and energy with rejection penalty
 In STACS
, 2011
"... This paper revisits the online problem of flowtime scheduling on a single processor when jobs can be rejected at some penalty [4]. The user cost of a job is defined as the weighted flow time of the job plus the penalty if it is rejected before completion. For jobs with arbitrary weights and arbitra ..."
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This paper revisits the online problem of flowtime scheduling on a single processor when jobs can be rejected at some penalty [4]. The user cost of a job is defined as the weighted flow time of the job plus the penalty if it is rejected before completion. For jobs with arbitrary weights
Bayesian Methods for Adaptive Models
, 1992
"... The Bayesian framework for model comparison and regularisation is demonstrated by studying interpolation and classification problems modelled with both linear and nonlinear models. This framework quantitatively embodies `Occam's razor'. Overcomplex and underregularised models are automa ..."
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pruning or growing procedures; (3) objective choice of type of weight decay terms (or regularisers); (4) online techniques for optimising weight decay (or regularisation constant) magnitude; (5) a measure of the effective number of welldetermined parameters in a model; (6) quantified estimates
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