Constrained approaches to maximum likelihood estimation in the context of finite mixtures of normals have been presented in the literature. A fully data-dependent soft constrained method for maximum likelihood estimation of clusterwise linear regression is proposed, which extends previous work in equivariant data-driven estimation of finite mixtures of normals. The method imposes soft scale bounds based on the homoscedastic variance and a cross-validated tuning parameter c. In our simulation studies and real data examples we show that the selected c will produce an output model with clusterwise linear regressions and clustering as a most-suited-to-the-data solution in between the homoscedastic and the heteroscedastic models.

Clusterwise linear regression modeling with soft scale constraints

Di Mari, Roberto
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2017

Abstract

Constrained approaches to maximum likelihood estimation in the context of finite mixtures of normals have been presented in the literature. A fully data-dependent soft constrained method for maximum likelihood estimation of clusterwise linear regression is proposed, which extends previous work in equivariant data-driven estimation of finite mixtures of normals. The method imposes soft scale bounds based on the homoscedastic variance and a cross-validated tuning parameter c. In our simulation studies and real data examples we show that the selected c will produce an output model with clusterwise linear regressions and clustering as a most-suited-to-the-data solution in between the homoscedastic and the heteroscedastic models.
Adaptive constraints; Clusterwise linear regression; Constrained EM algorithm; Plausible bounds; Regression equivariance; Soft estimators; Software; Theoretical Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence; Applied Mathematics
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