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Generalized predictive information criteria for the analysis of feature events. (English) Zbl 1336.62041
Summary: This paper develops two weighted measures for model selection by generalizing the Kullback-Leibler divergence measure. The concept of a model selection process that takes into account the special features of the underlying model is introduced using weighted measures. New information criteria are defined using the bias correction of an expected weighted loglikelihood estimator. Using weight functions that match the features of interest in the underlying statistical models, the new information criteria are applied to simulated studies of spline regression and copula model selection. Real data applications are also given for predicting the incidence of disease and for quantile modeling of environmental data.

62C99 Statistical decision theory
62B10 Statistical aspects of information-theoretic topics
62G08 Nonparametric regression and quantile regression
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
62P12 Applications of statistics to environmental and related topics
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