Numerical comparisons between Bayesian and frequentist low-rank matrix completion: estimation accuracy and uncertainty quantification [article]

The Tien Mai
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we perform a numerious numerical studies for the problem of low-rank matrix completion. We compare the Bayesain approaches and a recently introduced de-biased estimator which provides a useful way to build confidence intervals of interest. From a theoretical viewpoint, the de-biased estimator comes with a sharp minimax-optinmal rate of estimation error whereas the Bayesian approach reaches this rate with an additional logarithmic factor. Our simulation studies show originally
more » ... esting results that the de-biased estimator is just as good as the Bayesain estimators. Moreover, Bayesian approaches are much more stable and can outperform the de-biased estimator in the case of small samples. However, we also find that the length of the confidence intervals revealed by the de-biased estimator for an entry is absolutely shorter than the length of the considered credible interval. These suggest further theoretical studies on the estimation error and the concentration for Bayesian methods as they are being quite limited up to present.
arXiv:2103.11749v1 fatcat:diwl2x42ijglzh4tbnawllapyy