Wilson, AG and Ghahramani, Z (2010) Copula Processes.Full text not available from this repository.
We define a copula process which describes the dependencies between arbitrarily many random variables independently of their marginal distributions. As an example, we develop a stochastic volatility model, Gaussian Copula Process Volatility (GCPV), to predict the latent standard deviations of a sequence of random variables. To make predictions we use Bayesian inference, with the Laplace approximation, and with Markov chain Monte Carlo as an alternative. We find both methods comparable. We also find our model can outperform GARCH on simulated and financial data. And unlike GARCH, GCPV can easily handle missing data, incorporate covariates other than time, and model a rich class of covariance structures.
|Additional Information:||11 pages, 1 table, 1 figure. Submitted for publication. Since last version: minor edits and reformatting|
|Divisions:||Div F > Computational and Biological Learning|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||28 Oct 2011 17:07|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2012 01:03|
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