Bayesian decision theoretic scale-adaptive estimation of a log-spectral density Academic Article uri icon


  • The problem of estimating the log-spectrum of a stationary time series by Bayesian shrinkage of empirical wavelet coefficients is studied. A model in the wavelet domain that accounts for distributional properties of the log-periodogram at levels of fine detail and approximate normality at coarse levels in the wavelet decomposition, is proposed. The smoothing procedure, called BAMS-LP (Bayesian Adaptive Multiscale Shrinker of Log-Periodogram), ensures that the reconstructed log-spectrum is sufficiently noise-free. It is also shown that the resulting Bayes estimators are asymptotically optimal (in the mean-squared error sense). Comparisons with non-wavelet and wavelet-non-Bayesian methods are discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Pensky, M., Vidakovic, B., & De Canditiis, D.

complete list of authors

  • Pensky, Marianna||Vidakovic, Brani||De Canditiis, Daniela

publication date

  • January 2007