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An Upper Bound of the Bias of Nadaraya-Watson Kernel Regression under Lipschitz Assumptions

Samuele Tosatto; Riad Akrour; Jan Peters
In: Computing Research Repository eprint Journal (CoRR), Vol. abs/2001.10972, Pages 0-10, arXiv, 2020.


The Nadaraya-Watson kernel estimator is among the most popular nonparameteric regression technique thanks to its simplicity. Its asymptotic bias has been studied by Rosenblatt in 1969 and has been reported in a number of related literature. However, Rosenblatt's analysis is only valid for infinitesimal bandwidth. In contrast, we propose in this paper an upper bound of the bias which holds for finite bandwidths. Moreover, contrarily to the classic analysis we allow for discontinuous first order derivative of the regression function, we extend our bounds for multidimensional domains and we include the knowledge of the bound of the regression function when it exists and if it is known, to obtain a tighter bound. We believe that this work has potential applications in those fields where some hard guarantees on the error are needed

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