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Nilanjana Laha, Nathan Huey, Brent Coull, and Rajarshi Mukherjee. 9/24/2021. “On Statistical Inference with High Dimensional Sparse CCA.” Publisher's VersionAbstract
We consider asymptotically exact inference on the leading canonical correlation directions and strengths between two high dimensional vectors under sparsity restrictions. In this regard, our main contribution is the development of a loss function, based on which, one can operationalize a one-step bias-correction on reasonable initial estimators. Our analytic results in this regard are adaptive over suitable structural restrictions of the high dimensional nuisance parameters, which, in this set-up, correspond to the covariance matrices of the variables of interest. We further supplement the theoretical guarantees behind our procedures with extensive numerical studies.