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Title
A StahelDonoho estimator based on huberized outlyingness
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Abstract
The StahelDonoho estimator is defined as a weighted mean and covariance, where the weight of each observation depends on a measure of its outlyingness. In high dimensions, it can easily happen that a number of outlying measurements are present in such a way that the majority of observations are contaminated in at least one of their components. In these situations, the StahelDonoho estimator has difficulties in identifying the actual outlyingness of the contaminated observations. An adaptation of the StahelDonoho estimator is presented in which the data are huberized before the outlyingness is computed. It is shown that the huberized outlyingness better reflects the actual outlyingness of each observation towards the non-contaminated observations. Therefore, the resulting adapted StahelDonoho estimator can better withstand large numbers of outliers. It is demonstrated that the StahelDonoho estimator based on huberized outlyingness works especially well when the data are heavily contaminated.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Computational statistics and data analysis. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0167-9473
Volume/pages
56:3(2012), p. 531-542
ISI
000298122600008
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Creation 08.02.2012
Last edited 07.07.2017
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