## Abstract

In practice, predictors possess grouping structures spontaneously. Incorporation of such useful information can improve statistical modeling and inference. In addition, the high-dimensionality often leads to the collinearity problem. The elastic net is an ideal method which is inclined to reflect a grouping effect. In this paper, we consider the problem of group selection and estimation in the sparse linear regression model in which predictors can be grouped. We investigate a group adaptive elastic-net and derive oracle inequalities and model consistency for the cases where group number is larger than the sample size. Oracle property is addressed for the case of the fixed group number. We revise the locally approximated coordinate descent algorithm to make our computation. Simulation and real data studies indicate that the group adaptive elastic-net is an alternative and competitive method for model selection of high-dimensional problems for the cases of group number being larger than the sample size.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 173-188 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Science China Mathematics |

Volume | 61 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Jan 2018 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- group adaptive elastic-net
- group variable selection
- high-dimensional regression
- oracle inequalities
- oracle property

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)