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An urn-based Bayesian block bootstrap


Block bootstrap has been introduced in the literature for resampling dependent data, i.e. stationary processes. One of the main assumptions in block bootstrapping is that the blocks of observations are exchangeable, i.e. their joint distribution is immune to permutations. In this paper we propose a new Bayesian approach to block bootstrapping, starting from the construction of exchangeable blocks. Our sampling mechanism is based on a particular class of reinforced urn processes.

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Cirillo, P., Muliere, P. An urn-based Bayesian block bootstrap. Metrika 76, 93–106 (2013).

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  • Block bootstrap
  • Exchangeability
  • Reinforced urn processes