Tail inverse regression for dimension reduction with extreme response
Abstract
We consider the problem of dimensionality reduction for prediction of a target $Y\in\mathbb{R}$ to be explained by a covariate vector $X \in \mathbb{R}^p$, with a particular focus on extreme values of $Y$ which are of particular concern for risk management. The general purpose is to reduce the dimensionality of the statistical problem through an orthogonal projection on a lower dimensional subspace of the covariate space. Inspired by the sliced inverse regression (SIR) methods, we develop a novel framework (TIREX, Tail Inverse Regression for EXtreme response) relying on an appropriate notion of tail conditional independence in order to estimate an extreme sufficient dimension reduction (SDR) space of potentially smaller dimension than that of a classical SDR space. We prove the weak convergence of tail empirical processes involved in the estimation procedure and we illustrate the relevance of the proposed approach on simulated and real world data.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 July 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2108.01432
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv210801432A
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Statistics Theory;
 Statistics  Methodology;
 62G32;
 62H25;
 62G08;
 62G30