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AuthorKullback, Solomon. author
TitleTopics in Statistical Information Theory [electronic resource] / by Solomon Kullback, John C. Keegel, Joseph H. Kullback
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1987
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Descript IX, 159 p. 1 illus. online resource


The relevance of information theory to statistical theory and its applications to stochastic processes is a unifying influence in these TOPICS. The integral representation of discrimination information is presented in these TOPICS reviewing various approaches used in the literature, and is also developed herein using intrinsically information-theoretic methods. Logยญ likelihood ratios associated with various stochastic processes are computed by an application of minimum discrimination information estimates. Linear discriminant functionals are used in the information-theoretic analysis of a variety of stochastic processes. Sections are numbered serially within each chapter, with a decimal notation for subsections. Equations, examples, theorems and lemmas, are numbered serially within each section with a decimal notation. The digits to the left of the decimal point represent the section and the digits to the right of the decimal point the serial number within the section. When reference is made to a section, equation, example, theorem or lemma within the same chapter only the section number or equation number, etc., is given. When the reference is to a section ,equation, etc., in a different chapter, then in addition to the section or equation etc., number, the chapter number is also given. References to the bibliography are by the author's name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. The transpose of a matrix is denoted by a prime; thus one-row matrices are denoted by primes as the transposes of one-column matrices (vectors)


Contents: Introduction: Purpose. Separable Sigma-Algebras. Probability Space -- Discrimination Information and Sufficiency in a Sub-Sigma-Algebra: Discrimination Information-Integral Representation. Discrimination Information in a Sub-Sigma-Algebra. Sufficiency. Minimium Discrimination Information Theorem. Analysis of Information -- limiting Properties: Lower Semi-Continuity. Sequences of Sub-Sigma-Algebras. An Information Theoretic Approach. Monotonicity -- Product Measure Spaces: Generalized Contingency Tables. Markov Processes. Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process. The Wiener Process. Different Covariance Functions. Gaussian Markov Processes -- Linear Discriminant Functional: Representation of a Random Vector. Examples. Poisson Process -- Canonical Correlation: Spectral Densities as Eigenvalues. Discrimination Information-Different Covariance Functions. Stationarily Related Processes -- References -- Index

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