We consider the problem of constructing confidence intervals for nonparametric functional data analysis using empirical likelihood. In this doubly infinite-dimensional context, we demonstrate the Wilk's phenomenon and propose a bias-corrected construction that requires neither undersmoothing nor direct bias estimation. We also extend our results to partially linear regression models involving functional data. Our numerical results demonstrate improved performance of the empirical likelihood methods over normal approximation-based methods. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Lian, H. (2012). Empirical likelihood confidence intervals for nonparametric functional data analysis. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 142(7), 1669–1677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2012.02.008