Exact Recovery in Block Spin Ising Models at the Critical Line
Abstract
We show how to exactly reconstruct the block structure at the critical line in the socalled Ising block model. This model was reintroduced by Berthet, Rigollet and Srivastava in a recent paper. There the authors show how to exactly reconstruct blocks away from the critical line and they give an upper and a lower bound on the number of observations one needs; thereby they establish a minimax optimal rate (up to constants). Our technique relies on a combination of their methods with fluctuation results for block spin Ising models. The latter are extended to the full critical regime. We find that the number of necessary observations depends on whether the interaction parameter between two blocks is positive or negative: In the first case, there are about $N \log N$ observations required to exactly recover the block structure, while in the latter $\sqrt N \log N$ observations suffice.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 2019
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1906.00021
 Bibcode:
 2019arXiv190600021L
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Probability
 EPrint:
 17 pages