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The Generalized Linear Mixed Cluster-Weighted Model

The Generalized Linear Mixed Cluster-Weighted Model Cluster-weighted models (CWMs) are a flexible family of mixture models for fitting the joint distribution of a random vector composed of a response variable and a set of covariates. CWMs act as a convex combination of the products of the marginal distribution of the covariates and the conditional distribution of the response given the covariates. In this paper, we introduce a broad family of CWMs in which the component conditional distributions are assumed to belong to the exponential family and the covariates are allowed to be of mixed-type. Under the assumption of Gaussian covariates, sufficient conditions for model identifiability are provided. Moreover, maximum likelihood parameter estimates are derived using the EM algorithm. Parameter recovery, classification assessment, and performance of some information criteria are investigated through a broad simulation design. An application to real data is finally presented, with the proposed model outperforming other well-established mixture-based approaches. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Classification Springer Journals

The Generalized Linear Mixed Cluster-Weighted Model

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Classification Society of North America
Subject
Statistics; Statistical Theory and Methods; Pattern Recognition; Bioinformatics; Signal, Image and Speech Processing; Psychometrics; Marketing
ISSN
0176-4268
eISSN
1432-1343
DOI
10.1007/s00357-015-9175-1
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Abstract

Cluster-weighted models (CWMs) are a flexible family of mixture models for fitting the joint distribution of a random vector composed of a response variable and a set of covariates. CWMs act as a convex combination of the products of the marginal distribution of the covariates and the conditional distribution of the response given the covariates. In this paper, we introduce a broad family of CWMs in which the component conditional distributions are assumed to belong to the exponential family and the covariates are allowed to be of mixed-type. Under the assumption of Gaussian covariates, sufficient conditions for model identifiability are provided. Moreover, maximum likelihood parameter estimates are derived using the EM algorithm. Parameter recovery, classification assessment, and performance of some information criteria are investigated through a broad simulation design. An application to real data is finally presented, with the proposed model outperforming other well-established mixture-based approaches.

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Journal of ClassificationSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 18, 2015

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