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**Sparse oracle inequalities for variable selection via regularized quantization.**
*(English)*
Zbl 1426.62211

Summary: We give oracle inequalities on procedures which combines quantization and variable selection via a weighted Lasso \(k\)-means type algorithm. The results are derived for a general family of weights, which can be tuned to size the influence of the variables in different ways. Moreover, these theoretical guarantees are proved to adapt the corresponding sparsity of the optimal codebooks, suggesting that these procedures might be of particular interest in high dimensional settings. Even if there is no sparsity assumption on the optimal codebooks, our procedure is proved to be close to a sparse approximation of the optimal codebooks, as has been done for the generalized linear models in regression. If the optimal codebooks have a sparse support, we also show that this support can be asymptotically recovered, providing an asymptotic consistency rate. These results are illustrated with Gaussian mixture models in arbitrary dimension with sparsity assumptions on the means, which are standard distributions
in model-based clustering.

### MSC:

62J07 | Ridge regression; shrinkage estimators (Lasso) |

62E17 | Approximations to statistical distributions (nonasymptotic) |

62H30 | Classification and discrimination; cluster analysis (statistical aspects) |