Semi— and nonparametric approaches to regression analysis
In this chapter developments are given that lead beyond the framework of parametric models. Instead of assuming a functional form that specifies how explanatory variables determine dependent variables, the functional form is assumed to be in some way smooth, and the data are allowed to determine the appropriate functional form under weak restrictions.
KeywordsLoss Function Generalize Additive Model Smoothing Parameter Spline Smoothing Kernel Smoothing
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