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Abstract and Applied Analysis

Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 907286, 12 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/907286

## Complete Consistency of the Estimator of Nonparametric Regression Models Based on -Mixing Sequences

School of Mathematical Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, China

Received 26 August 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012

Academic Editor: Ciprian A. Tudor

Copyright © 2012 Xuejun Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

We study the complete consistency for estimator of nonparametric regression model based on -mixing sequences by using the classical Rosenthal-type inequality and the truncated method. As an application, the complete consistency for the nearest neighbor estimator is obtained.

#### 1. Introduction

Consider the following fixed design nonparametric regression model: where are known fixed design points from , where is a given compact set for some , is an unknown regression function defined on , and are random errors. Assume that for each , have the same distribution as . As an estimator of , the following weighted regression estimator will be considered: where , are the weight function.

The above estimator was first proposed by Georgiev [1] and subsequently has been studied by many authors. For instance, when are assumed to be independent, consistency and asymptotic normality have been studied by Georgiev and Greblicki [2], Georgiev [3] and Müller [4] among others. Results for the case when are dependent have also been studied by various authors in recent years. Fan [5] extended the work of Georgiev [3] and Müller [4] in the estimation of the regression model to the case that forms an -mixingale sequence for some . Roussas [6] discussed strong consistency and quadratic mean consistency for under mixing conditions. Roussas et al. [7] established asymptotic normality of assuming that the errors are from a strictly stationary stochastic process and satisfying the strong mixing condition. Tran et al. [8] discussed again asymptotic normality of assuming that the errors form a linear time series, more precisely, a weakly stationary linear process based on a martingale difference sequence. Hu et al. [9] studied the asymptotic normality for double array sum of linear time series. Hu et al. [10] gave the mean consistency, complete consistency, and asymptotic normality of regression models with linear process errors. Liang and Jing [11] presented some asymptotic properties for estimates of nonparametric regression models based on negatively associated sequences, Yang et al. [12] generalized the results of Liang and Jing [11] for negatively associated sequences to the case of negatively orthant dependent sequences, and so forth. The main purpose of this section is to investigate the complete consistency for estimator of the nonparametric regression model based on -mixing random variables.

In the following, we will give the definition of sequence of -mixing random variables.

Let be a random variable sequence defined on a fixed probability space . Write . Given -algebras in , let Define the -mixing coefficients by Obviously, , and .

*Definition 1.1. *A sequence of random variables is said to be a -mixing sequence if there exists such that .

-mixing random variables were introduced by Bradley [13], and many applications have been found. Many authors have studied this concept providing interesting results and applications. See for example, Bradley [13] for the central limit theorem, Bryc and Smoleński [14], Peligrad [15], and Utev and Peligrad [16] for moment inequalities, Gan [17], Kuczmaszewska [18], Wu and Jiang [19], and Wang et al. [20] for almost sure convergence, Peligrad and Gut [21], Gan [17], Cai [22], Kuczmaszewska [23], Zhu [24], An and Yuan [25], Sung [26] and Wang et al. [27] for complete convergence, and Peligrad [15] for invariance principle, Zhou et al. [28] and Sung [29] for strong law of large numbers, and so forth. When these are compared with the corresponding results of independent random variable sequences, there still remains much to be desired.

This work is organized as follows: main result of the paper is provided in Section 2. Some preliminary lemmas are presented in Section 3, and the proof of the main result is given in Section 4.

Throughout the paper, denotes a positive constant not depending on , which may be different in various places. represents for all . Let denote the integer part of and let be the indicator function of the set . Denote and .

#### 2. Main Result

Unless otherwise specified, we assume throughout the paper that is defined by (1.2). For any function , we use to denote all continuity points of the function on . The norm is the Euclidean norm. For any fixed design point , the following assumptions on weight function will be used:) as ;() for all ;() as for all .

Based on the assumptions above, we can get the following complete consistency of the nonparametric regression estimator .

Theorem 2.1. *Let be a sequence of -mixing random variables with mean zero, which is stochastically dominated by a random variable . Assume that conditions – hold true. If there exists some such that and
**
then
*

As an application of Theorem 2.1, we give the complete consistency for the nearest neighbor estimator of . Without loss of generality, put , taking , . For any , we rewrite as follows: if , then is permuted before when .

Let , the nearest neighbor weight function estimator of in model (1.1) is defined as follows: where

Based on the notations above, we can get the following result by using Theorem 2.1.

Corollary 2.2. *Let be a sequence of -mixing random variables with mean zero, which is stochastically dominated by a random variable . Suppose that is continuous on the compact set . If there exists some such that and , then
*

#### 3. Preliminaries

In this section, we will present some important lemmas which will be used to prove the main results of the paper. The first one is the Rosenthal-type inequality, which was proved by Utev and Peligrad [16].

Lemma 3.1. *Let be a -mixing sequence of random variables, , for some and for every . Then there exists a positive constant C depending only on such that
*

The concept of stochastic domination will be used in this work.

*Definition 3.2. *A sequence of random variables is said to be stochastically dominated by a random variable if there exists a positive constant such that
for all and .

Lemma 3.3. *Let be a sequence of random variables which is stochastically dominated by a random variable . For any and , the following two statements hold:
**
where and are positive constants.*

#### 4. Proofs of the Main Results

*Proof of Theorem 2.1. *For and , we have by (1.1) and (1.2) that
Since , hence for any , there exists a such that when . Thus, by setting in (4.1), we can get that
By conditions ()–() and the arbitrariness of , we can get that
For fixed design point , note that , so without loss of generality, we assume that in what follows.

From the condition (2.1), we assume that
By (4.3), we can see that in order to prove (2.2), we only need to show that
That is to say, it suffices to show that for all ,
For fixed , denote
It is easy to check that for any ,
which implies that
Hence, to prove (4.6), it suffices to show that and .

By condition () and , we can get that
which implies that .

Next, we will prove that . Firstly, we will show that
Actually, by the conditions , Lemma 3.3, (4.4) and , we can see that
which implies (4.11). Hence, to prove , we only need to show that for all ,
By Markov’s inequality, Lemma 3.1, ’s inequality, and Jensen’s inequality, we have for that
Take
which implies that and . By ’s inequality and Lemma 3.3, we can get
If , then we have by Markov’s inequality, and (4.4) that
If , then we have by Markov’s inequality, and (4.4) again that
From (4.14)–(4.18), we have proved that .

By ’s inequality and Lemma 3.3, we can see that
has been proved by (4.10). In the following, we will show that . Denote
It is easily seen that for and for all . Hence,
It is easily seen that for all ,
which implies that for all ,
Therefore,
Thus, the inequality (4.13) follows from (4.14)–(4.19), (4.21), and (4.24). This completes the proof of the theorem.

*Proof of Corollary 2.2. *It suffices to show that the conditions of Theorem 2.1 are satisfied. Since is continuous on the compact set , hence, is uniformly continuous on the compact set , which implies that is bounded on set .

For any , if follows from the definition of and that
Hence, conditions ()–() and (2.1) are satisfied. By Theorem 2.1, we can get (2.6) immediately. This completes the proof of the corollary.

#### Acknowledgments

This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11201001, 11171001, and 11126176), Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (1208085QA03), Doctoral Research Start-up Funds Projects of Anhui University, Academic Innovation Team of Anhui University (KJTD001B), University Students Science Research Training Program of Anhui University (KYXL2012007), and Students’ Innovative Training Project of Anhui University (cxcy2012003). The authors are most grateful to the editor Ciprian A. Tudor and anonymous referee for careful reading of the paper and valuable suggestions which helped in significantly improving an earlier version of this paper.

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