Information-theoretic determination of minimax rates of convergence

Yuhong Yang, Andrew Barron

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We present some general results determining minimax bounds on statistical risk for density estimation based on certain information-theoretic considerations. These bounds depend only on metric entropy conditions and are used to identify the minimax rates of convergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1564-1599
Number of pages36
JournalAnnals of Statistics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1999


  • Density estimation
  • Kullback - Leibler distance
  • Metric entropy
  • Minimax risk


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