Generalised Bayesian Model Selection Using Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo (2018)
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The main objective of this thesis is to suggest a general Bayesian framework for model selection based on the reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo (RJMCMC) algorithm. In particular, we aim to reveal the undiscovered potentials of RJMCMC in model selection applications by exploiting the original formulation to explore spaces of di erent classes or structures and thus, to show that RJMCMC o ers a wider interpretation than just being a trans-dimensional model selection algorithm. The general practice is to use RJMCMC in a trans-dimensional framework e.g. in model estimation studies of linear time series, such as AR and ARMA and mixture processes, etc. In this thesis, we propose a new interpretation on RJMCMC which ... toggle 5 keywordsbayesian model selection – reversible jump mcmc – nonlinear model estimation – volterra system identification – heavy-tailed distribution modelling
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