Gibbs random fields play an important role in statistics, however, the resulting likelihood is typically unavailable due to an intractable normalizing constant. Composite likelihoods offer a principled means to construct useful approximations. This paper provides a mean to calibrate the posterior distribution resulting from using a composite likelihood and illustrate its performance in several examples.
- Pub Date:
- February 2015
- Mathematics - Statistics Theory;
- Statistics - Computation
- JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings, 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), San Diego, California, USA, 9-12 May 2015 (Vol. 38, pp. 921-929). arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1207.5758