The problem of estimating discovery probabilities originated in the context of statistical ecology, and in recent years it has become popular due to its frequent appearance in challenging applications arising in genetics, bioinformatics, linguistics, designs of experiments, machine learning, etc. A full range of statistical approaches, parametric and nonparametric as well as frequentist and Bayesian, has been proposed for estimating discovery probabilities. In this article, we investigate the relationships between the celebrated Good-Turing approach, which is a frequentist nonparametric approach developed in the 1940s, and a Bayesian nonparametric approach recently introduced in the literature. Specifically, under the assumption of a two parameter Poisson-Dirichlet prior, we show that Bayesian nonparametric estimators of discovery probabilities are asymptotically equivalent, for a large sample size, to suitably smoothed Good-Turing estimators. As a by-product of this result, we introduce and investigate a methodology for deriving exact and asymptotic credible intervals to be associated with the Bayesian nonparametric estimators of discovery probabilities. The proposed methodology is illustrated through a comprehensive simulation study and the analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags data generated by sequencing a benchmark complementary DNA library.
Favaro, S., Nipoti, B., & Teh, Y. (2016). Rediscovery of Good-Turing estimators via Bayesian nonparametrics. BIOMETRICS, 72(1), 136-145 [10.1111/biom.12366].
|Citazione:||Favaro, S., Nipoti, B., & Teh, Y. (2016). Rediscovery of Good-Turing estimators via Bayesian nonparametrics. BIOMETRICS, 72(1), 136-145 [10.1111/biom.12366].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Rediscovery of Good-Turing estimators via Bayesian nonparametrics|
|Autori:||Favaro, S; Nipoti, B; Teh, Y|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biom.12366|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|