Questions tagged [targeted-maximum-likelihood]
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What is "Targeted Maximum Likelihood Expectation"?
I'm trying to understand some papers by Mark van der Laan. He's a theoretical statistician at Berkeley working on problems overlap significantly with machine learning. One problem for me (besides ...
Are all models useless? Is any exact model possible -- or useful?
This question has been festering in my mind for over a month. The February 2015 issue of Amstat News contains an article by Berkeley Professor Mark van der Laan that scolds people for using inexact ...
Theory behind Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation (TMLE)
There are many fine how-to articles describing how to implement TMLE but they avoid the details of the underlying theory. I'm currently working my way through Targeted Learning: Causal Inference for ...
Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation for dummies?
I have tried to get my head around the concept of TMLE, but most references seem to be written by people who despise being understood (or maybe I am just hebetudinous). I have tried to read the paper ...