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TitleScan Statistics and Applications [electronic resource] / edited by Joseph Glaz, N. Balakrishnan
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1999
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Descript XXI, 324 p. online resource


The study of scan statistics and their applications to many different scientific and engineering problems have received considerable attention in the literature recently. In addition to challenging theoretical problems, the area of scan statisยญ tics has also found exciting applications in diverse disciplines such as archaeolยญ ogy, astronomy, epidemiology, geography, material science, molecular biology, reconnaissance, reliability and quality control, sociology, and telecommunicaยญ tion. This will be clearly evident when one goes through this volume. In this volume, we have brought together a collection of experts working in this area of research in order to review some of the developments that have taken place over the years and also to present their new works and point out some open problems. With this in mind, we selected authors for this volume with some having theoretical interests and others being primarily concerned with applications of scan statistics. Our sincere hope is that this volume will thus provide a comprehensive survey of all the developments in this area of research and hence will serve as a valuable source as well as reference for theoreticians and applied researchers. Graduate students interested in this area will find this volume to be particularly useful as it points out many open challenging problems that they could pursue. This volume will also be appropriate for teaching a graduate-level special course on this topic


I: Introduction and Preliminaries -- 1 Introduction to Scan Statistics -- II: Discrete Scan Statistics -- 2 Approximations for the Distribution and the Moments of Discrete Scan Statistics -- 3 Ratchet Scan and Disjoint Statistics -- 4 Scanning Multiple Sequences -- III: Continuous Scan Statistics -- 5 Approximations of the Distributions of Scan Statistics of Poisson Processes -- 6 An Approach to Computations Involving Spacings With Applications to the Scan Statistic -- 7 Using Moments to Approximate the Distribution of the Scan Statistic -- 8 Applying Ballot Problem Results to Compute Probabilities Required for a Generalization of the Scan Statistic -- 9 Scan Statistic and Multiple Scan Statistic -- 10 On Poisson Approximation for Continuous Multiple Scan Statistics in Two Dimensions -- IV: Applications -- 11 A Start-Up Demonstration Test Using a Simple Scan-Based Statistic -- 12 Applications of the Scan Statistic in DNA Sequence Analysis -- 13 On the Probability of Pattern Matching in Nonaligned DNA Sequences: A Finite Markov Chain Imbedding Approach -- 14 Spatial Scan Statistics: Models, Calculations, and Applications

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