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Estimating the Dimension of a Model

Gideon Schwarz
The Annals of Statistics
Vol. 6, No. 2 (Mar., 1978), pp. 461-464
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2958889
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Estimating the Dimension of a Model
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Abstract

The problem of selecting one of a number of models of different dimensions is treated by finding its Bayes solution, and evaluating the leading terms of its asymptotic expansion. These terms are a valid large-sample criterion beyond the Bayesian context, since they do not depend on the a priori distribution.

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