Consistent Risk Estimation in High-Dimensional Linear Regression. (arXiv:1902.01753v1 [math.ST])

Risk estimation is at the core of many learning systems. The importance of this problem has motivated researchers to propose different schemes, such as cross validation, generalized cross validation, and Bootstrap. The theoretical properties of such estimates have been extensively studied in the low-dimensional settings, where the number of predictors $p$ is much smaller than the number of observations $n$. However, a unifying methodology accompanied with a rigorous theory is lacking in high-dimensional settings. This paper studies the problem of risk estimation under the high-dimensional asymptotic setting $n,p \rightarrow \infty$ and $n/p \rightarrow \delta$ ($\delta$ is a fixed number), and proves the consistency of three risk estimates that have been successful in numerical studies, i.e., leave-one-out cross validation (LOOCV), approximate leave-one-out (ALO), and approximate message passing (AMP)-based techniques. A corner stone of our analysis is a bound that we obtain on the dis 查看全文>>