Seminar Details

Seminar Details


May 13

3:30 pm

Inverse Regression Analysis of Really Big Tables

Matt Taddy


University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

When regressing onto a high-dimensional set of explanatory variables, it is often possible to summarize the data in a multi-way contingency table. For example, both text and web-browser data can be treated in this way. We can then look at how cell-counts for explanatory variables change with the response, and use the relationship to build scores for predicting future response. This talk will discuss efficiency of such multinomial inverse regression procedures, as well as strategies for fast model estimation on a massive scale. Techniques will be illustrated through a variety of examples.