# Towards a universally consistent estimator of the Minkowski content

Antonio Cuevas; Ricardo Fraiman; László Györfi

ESAIM: Probability and Statistics (2013)

- Volume: 17, page 359-369
- ISSN: 1292-8100

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abstract = {We deal with a subject in the interplay between nonparametric statistics and geometric measure theory. The measure L0(G) of the boundary of a set G ⊂ ℝd (with d ≥ 2) can be formally defined, via a simple limit, by the so-called Minkowski content. We study the estimation of L0(G) from a sample of random points inside and outside G. The sample design assumes that, for each sample point, we know (without error) whether or not that point belongs to G. Under this design we suggest a simple nonparametric estimator and investigate its consistency properties. The main emphasis in this paper is on generality. So we are especially concerned with proving the consistency of our estimator under minimal assumptions on the set G. In particular, we establish a mild shape condition on G under which the proposed estimator is consistent in L2. Roughly speaking, such condition establishes that the set of “very spiky” points at the boundary of G must be “small”. This is formalized in terms of the Minkowski content of such set. Several examples are discussed.},

author = {Cuevas, Antonio, Fraiman, Ricardo, Györfi, László},

journal = {ESAIM: Probability and Statistics},

keywords = {Minkowski content; nonparametric set estimation; boundary estimation},

language = {eng},

pages = {359-369},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Towards a universally consistent estimator of the Minkowski content},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/273620},

volume = {17},

year = {2013},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Cuevas, Antonio

AU - Fraiman, Ricardo

AU - Györfi, László

TI - Towards a universally consistent estimator of the Minkowski content

JO - ESAIM: Probability and Statistics

PY - 2013

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 17

SP - 359

EP - 369

AB - We deal with a subject in the interplay between nonparametric statistics and geometric measure theory. The measure L0(G) of the boundary of a set G ⊂ ℝd (with d ≥ 2) can be formally defined, via a simple limit, by the so-called Minkowski content. We study the estimation of L0(G) from a sample of random points inside and outside G. The sample design assumes that, for each sample point, we know (without error) whether or not that point belongs to G. Under this design we suggest a simple nonparametric estimator and investigate its consistency properties. The main emphasis in this paper is on generality. So we are especially concerned with proving the consistency of our estimator under minimal assumptions on the set G. In particular, we establish a mild shape condition on G under which the proposed estimator is consistent in L2. Roughly speaking, such condition establishes that the set of “very spiky” points at the boundary of G must be “small”. This is formalized in terms of the Minkowski content of such set. Several examples are discussed.

LA - eng

KW - Minkowski content; nonparametric set estimation; boundary estimation

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/273620

ER -

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