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Applications of a finite-dimensional duality principle to some prediction problems

Preprint Series # 871
Kasahara, Yukio and Pourahmadi, Mohsen and Inoue, Akihiko Applications of a finite-dimensional duality principle to some prediction problems. (2007);

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Some of the most important results in prediction theory and time series analysis when finitely many values are removed from or added to its infinite past have been obtained using difficult and diverse techniques ranging from duality in Hilbert spaces of analytic functions (Nakazi, 1984) to linear regression in statistics (Box and Tiao, 1975). We unify these results via a finite-dimensional duality lemma and elementary ideas from the linear algebra. The approach reveals the inherent finite-dimensional character of many difficult prediction problems, the role of duality and biorthogonality for a finite set of random variables. The lemma is particularly useful when the number of missing values is small, like one or two, as in the case of Kolmogorov and Nakazi prediction problems. The stationarity of the underlying process is not a requirement. It opens up the possibility of extending such results to nonstationary processes.

Item Type:Preprint
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Finite prediction problems, biorthogonality and duality, missing values, stationary time series, Wold decomposition
ID Code:1767