WIAS Preprint No. 506, (1999)

Adaptive estimation of linear functionals in Hilbert scales from indirect white noise observations


  • Goldenshluger, Alexander
  • Pereverzev, Sergei V.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 62G05 65J10 41A25


  • Adaptive estimation, discretization, Hilbert scales, inverse problems, linear functionals, regularization, minimax risk




We consider adaptive estimating the value of a linear functional from indirect white noise observations. For a flexible approach, the problem is embedded in an abstract Hilbert scale. We develop an adaptive estimator that is rate optimal within a logarithmic factor simultaneously over a wide collection of balls in the Hilbert scale. It is shown that the proposed estimator has the best possible adaptive properties for a wide range of linear functionals. The case of discretized indirect white noise observations is studied, and the adaptive estimator in this setting is developed.

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