Is bounds of parameter hyperparameter?

Suppose I set [Smin, Smax] to be the limits of slope of a regression, are they hyperparameter? If not, what are they called?

• I agree. You are constraining the parameter—how is this different from a hyper-parameter $\lambda$ in lasso, for example? Feb 27 '18 at 18:35
If you are undertaking a Bayesian regression model then you have a choice of how you want to impose limits on the slope parameters in the regression. If you are comfortable imposing fixed bounds on the slope parameters then you could treat $S_{\text{max}}$ and $S_{\text{min}}$ as fixed values that are specified by you, in which case they would be constants. Alternatively, you could take them as unknown, in which case they would be hyperparameters with a specified prior distribution. So the short answer is: they are hyperparameters if you choose to treat them as unknown.