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Estimating Dynamic Graphical Models from Multivariate Time-Series Data: Recent Methods and Results

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Publication date2016
Host publicationAdvanced Analysis and Learning on Temporal Data: First ECML PKDD Workshop, AALTD 2015, Porto, Portugal, September 11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAhlame Douzal-Chouakria, José A. Vilar, Pierre-François Marteau
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages111-128
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319444123
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Dynamic graphical models aim to describe the time-varying dependency structure of multiple time-series. In this article we review research focusing on the formulation and estimation of such models. The bulk of work in graphical structurelearning problems has focused in the stationary i.i.d setting, we present a brief overview of this work before introducing some dynamic extensions. In particular we focuson two classes of dynamic graphical model; continuous (smooth) models which are estimated via localised kernels, and piecewise models utilising regularisation based estimation. We give an overview of theoretical and empirical results regarding these models, before demonstrating their qualitative difference in the context of a real-world financial time-series dataset. We conclude with a discussion of the state of the field and future research directions.