A stochastic process such that the conditional probability distribution for a state at any future instant, given the present state, is unaffected by any additional knowledge of the past history of the system.
In statistics, a technique for numerically approximating the solution of a mathematical problem by studying the distribution of some random variable, often generated by a computer. The name alludes to the randomness characteristic of the games of chance played at the gambling casinos in Monte Carlo. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
Functions constructed from a statistical model and a set of observed data which give the probability of that data for various values of the unknown model parameters. Those parameter values that maximize the probability are the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters.
Processes that incorporate some element of randomness, used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
The study of chance processes or the relative frequency characterizing a chance process.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
In INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, machine-sensing or identification of visible patterns (shapes, forms, and configurations). (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)
The use of statistical and mathematical methods to analyze biological observations and phenomena.
The application of STATISTICS to biological systems and organisms involving the retrieval or collection, analysis, reduction, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
A characteristic showing quantitative inheritance such as SKIN PIGMENTATION in humans. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Genetic loci associated with a QUANTITATIVE TRAIT.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
A process that includes the determination of AMINO ACID SEQUENCE of a protein (or peptide, oligopeptide or peptide fragment) and the information analysis of the sequence.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
The systematic arrangement of entities in any field into categories classes based on common characteristics such as properties, morphology, subject matter, etc.
Number of individuals in a population relative to space.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
A phenotypic outcome (physical characteristic or disease predisposition) that is determined by more than one gene. Polygenic refers to those determined by many genes, while oligogenic refers to those determined by a few genes.
Usually refers to the use of mathematical models in the prediction of learning to perform tasks based on the theory of probability applied to responses; it may also refer to the frequency of occurrence of the responses observed in the particular study.
Theory and development of COMPUTER SYSTEMS which perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Such tasks may include speech recognition, LEARNING; VISUAL PERCEPTION; MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING; reasoning, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION-MAKING, and translation of language.
A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1, continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2, arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3, shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.
Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.
Games designed to provide information on hypotheses, policies, procedures, or strategies.
Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.
Use of a metal casting, usually with a post in the pulp or root canal, designed to support and retain an artificial crown.
Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.
A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.

## Genome-wide bioinformatic and molecular analysis of introns in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (1/3175)

Introns have typically been discovered in an ad hoc fashion: introns are found as a gene is characterized for other reasons. As complete eukaryotic genome sequences become available, better methods for predicting RNA processing signals in raw sequence will be necessary in order to discover genes and predict their expression. Here we present a catalog of 228 yeast introns, arrived at through a combination of bioinformatic and molecular analysis. Introns annotated in the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) were evaluated, questionable introns were removed after failing a test for splicing in vivo, and known introns absent from the SGD annotation were added. A novel branchpoint sequence, AAUUAAC, was identified within an annotated intron that lacks a six-of-seven match to the highly conserved branchpoint consensus UACUAAC. Analysis of the database corroborates many conclusions about pre-mRNA substrate requirements for splicing derived from experimental studies, but indicates that splicing in yeast may not be as rigidly determined by splice-site conservation as had previously been thought. Using this database and a molecular technique that directly displays the lariat intron products of spliced transcripts (intron display), we suggest that the current set of 228 introns is still not complete, and that additional intron-containing genes remain to be discovered in yeast. The database can be accessed at http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/research/compbi o/yeast_introns.html.  (+info)

## Economic consequences of the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden. (2/3175)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation model for analysis of the cost-effectiveness of treatments that affect the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The Markov model was developed on the basis of a Swedish cohort of 116 patients with early RA who were followed up for 5 years. The majority of patients had American College of Rheumatology (ACR) functional class II disease, and Markov states indicating disease severity were defined based on Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) scores. Costs were calculated from data on resource utilization and patients' work capacity. Utilities (preference weights for health states) were assessed using the EQ-5D (EuroQol) questionnaire. Hypothetical treatment interventions were simulated to illustrate the model. RESULTS: The cohort distribution among the 6 Markov states clearly showed the progression of the disease over 5 years of followup. Costs increased with increasing severity of the Markov states, and total costs over 5 years were higher for patients who were in more severe Markov states at diagnosis. Utilities correlated well with the Markov states, and the EQ-5D was able to discriminate between patients with different HAQ scores within ACR functional class II. CONCLUSION: The Markov model was able to assess disease progression and costs in RA. The model can therefore be a useful tool in calculating the cost-effectiveness of different interventions aimed at changing the progression of the disease.  (+info)

## Multipoint oligogenic analysis of age-at-onset data with applications to Alzheimer disease pedigrees. (3/3175)

It is usually difficult to localize genes that cause diseases with late ages at onset. These diseases frequently exhibit complex modes of inheritance, and only recent generations are available to be genotyped and phenotyped. In this situation, multipoint analysis using traditional exact linkage analysis methods, with many markers and full pedigree information, is a computationally intractable problem. Fortunately, Monte Carlo Markov chain sampling provides a tool to address this issue. By treating age at onset as a right-censored quantitative trait, we expand the methods used by Heath (1997) and illustrate them using an Alzheimer disease (AD) data set. This approach estimates the number, sizes, allele frequencies, and positions of quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In this simultaneous multipoint linkage and segregation analysis method, the QTLs are assumed to be diallelic and to interact additively. In the AD data set, we were able to localize correctly, quickly, and accurately two known genes, despite the existence of substantial genetic heterogeneity, thus demonstrating the great promise of these methods for the dissection of late-onset oligogenic diseases.  (+info)

## Machine learning approaches for the prediction of signal peptides and other protein sorting signals. (4/3175)

Prediction of protein sorting signals from the sequence of amino acids has great importance in the field of proteomics today. Recently, the growth of protein databases, combined with machine learning approaches, such as neural networks and hidden Markov models, have made it possible to achieve a level of reliability where practical use in, for example automatic database annotation is feasible. In this review, we concentrate on the present status and future perspectives of SignalP, our neural network-based method for prediction of the most well-known sorting signal: the secretory signal peptide. We discuss the problems associated with the use of SignalP on genomic sequences, showing that signal peptide prediction will improve further if integrated with predictions of start codons and transmembrane helices. As a step towards this goal, a hidden Markov model version of SignalP has been developed, making it possible to discriminate between cleaved signal peptides and uncleaved signal anchors. Furthermore, we show how SignalP can be used to characterize putative signal peptides from an archaeon, Methanococcus jannaschii. Finally, we briefly review a few methods for predicting other protein sorting signals and discuss the future of protein sorting prediction in general.  (+info)

## Genome-wide linkage analyses of systolic blood pressure using highly discordant siblings. (5/3175)

BACKGROUND: Elevated blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal diseases. Complex mechanisms of blood pressure regulation pose a challenge to identifying genetic factors that influence interindividual blood pressure variation in the population at large. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a genome-wide linkage analysis of systolic blood pressure in humans using an efficient, highly discordant, full-sibling design. We identified 4 regions of the human genome that show statistical significant linkage to genes that influence interindividual systolic blood pressure variation (2p22.1 to 2p21, 5q33.3 to 5q34, 6q23.1 to 6q24.1, and 15q25.1 to 15q26.1). These regions contain a number of candidate genes that are involved in physiological mechanisms of blood pressure regulation. CONCLUSIONS: These results provide both novel information about genome regions in humans that influence interindividual blood pressure variation and a basis for identifying the contributing genes. Identification of the functional mutations in these genes may uncover novel mechanisms for blood pressure regulation and suggest new therapies and prevention strategies.  (+info)

## FORESST: fold recognition from secondary structure predictions of proteins. (6/3175)

MOTIVATION: A method for recognizing the three-dimensional fold from the protein amino acid sequence based on a combination of hidden Markov models (HMMs) and secondary structure prediction was recently developed for proteins in the Mainly-Alpha structural class. Here, this methodology is extended to Mainly-Beta and Alpha-Beta class proteins. Compared to other fold recognition methods based on HMMs, this approach is novel in that only secondary structure information is used. Each HMM is trained from known secondary structure sequences of proteins having a similar fold. Secondary structure prediction is performed for the amino acid sequence of a query protein. The predicted fold of a query protein is the fold described by the model fitting the predicted sequence the best. RESULTS: After model cross-validation, the success rate on 44 test proteins covering the three structural classes was found to be 59%. On seven fold predictions performed prior to the publication of experimental structure, the success rate was 71%. In conclusion, this approach manages to capture important information about the fold of a protein embedded in the length and arrangement of the predicted helices, strands and coils along the polypeptide chain. When a more extensive library of HMMs representing the universe of known structural families is available (work in progress), the program will allow rapid screening of genomic databases and sequence annotation when fold similarity is not detectable from the amino acid sequence. AVAILABILITY: FORESST web server at http://absalpha.dcrt.nih.gov:8008/ for the library of HMMs of structural families used in this paper. FORESST web server at http://www.tigr.org/ for a more extensive library of HMMs (work in progress). CONTACT: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]  (+info)

## Age estimates of two common mutations causing factor XI deficiency: recent genetic drift is not necessary for elevated disease incidence among Ashkenazi Jews. (7/3175)

The type II and type III mutations at the FXI locus, which cause coagulation factor XI deficiency, have high frequencies in Jewish populations. The type III mutation is largely restricted to Ashkenazi Jews, but the type II mutation is observed at high frequency in both Ashkenazi and Iraqi Jews, suggesting the possibility that the mutation appeared before the separation of these communities. Here we report estimates of the ages of the type II and type III mutations, based on the observed distribution of allelic variants at a flanking microsatellite marker (D4S171). The results are consistent with a recent origin for the type III mutation but suggest that the type II mutation appeared >120 generations ago. This finding demonstrates that the high frequency of the type II mutation among Jews is independent of the demographic upheavals among Ashkenazi Jews in the 16th and 17th centuries.  (+info)

## Does over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy improve smokers' life expectancy? (8/3175)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the public health benefits of making nicotine replacement therapy available without prescription, in terms of number of quitters and life expectancy. DESIGN: A decision-analytic model was developed to compare the policy of over-the-counter (OTC) availability of nicotine replacement therapy with that of prescription ([symbol: see text]) availability for the adult smoking population in the United States. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Long-term (six-month) quit rates, life expectancy, and smoking attributable mortality (SAM) rates. RESULTS: OTC availability of nicotine replacement therapy would result in 91,151 additional successful quitters over a six-month period, and a cumulative total of approximately 1.7 million additional quitters over 25 years. All-cause SAM would decrease by 348 deaths per year and 2940 deaths per year at six months and five years, respectively. Relative to [symbol: see text] nicotine replacement therapy availability, OTC availability would result in an average gain in life expectancy across the entire adult smoking population of 0.196 years per smoker. In sensitivity analyses, the benefits of OTC availability were evident across a wide range of changes in baseline parameters. CONCLUSIONS: Compared with [symbol: see text] availability of nicotine replacement therapy, OTC availability would result in more successful quitters, fewer smoking-attributable deaths, and increased life expectancy for current smokers.  (+info)

Markov chain Monte Carlo in the last few decades has become a very popular class of algorithms for sampling from probability distributions based on constructing a Markov chain. A special case of the Markov chain Monte Carlo is the Gibbs sampling algorithm. This algorithm can be used in such a way that it takes into account the prior distribution and likelihood function, carrying a randomly generated variable through the calculation and the simulation. In this thesis, we use the Ising model for the prior of the binary images. Assuming the pixels in binary images are polluted by random noise, we build a Bayesian model for the posterior distribution of the true image data. The posterior distribution enables us to generate the denoised image by designing a Gibbs sampling algorithm.
In this paper, we present a new fast Motion Estimation (ME) algorithm based on Markov Chain Model (MEMCM). Spatial-temporal correlation of video sequence a
While there have been few theoretical contributions on the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods in the past decade, current understanding and application of MCMC to the solution of inference problems has increased by leaps and bounds. Incorporating changes in theory and highlighting new applications, Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Stochastic Simulation for Bayesian Inference, Second Edition presents a concise, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the methods of this valuable simulation technique. The second edition includes access to an internet site that provides the code, written in R and WinBUGS, used in many of the previously existing and new examples and exercises. More importantly, the self-explanatory nature of the codes will enable modification of the inputs to the codes and variation on many directions will be available for further exploration. Major changes from the previous edition:. ¿ More examples with discussion of computational details in chapters on Gibbs sampling and ...
The computation of essential dynamics of molecular systems by conformation dynamics turned out to be very successful. This approach is based on Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations. Conformation dynamics aims at decomposing the state space of the system into metastable subsets. The set‐based reduction of a Markov chain, however, destroys the Markov property. We will present an alternative reduction method that is not based on sets but on membership vectors, which are computed by the Robust Perron Cluster Analysis (PCCA+). This approach preserves the Markov property. ...
The major drawback of Markov methods is that Markov diagrams for large systems are generally exceedingly large and complicated and difficult to construct. However, Markov models may be used to analyse smaller systems with strong dependencies requiring accurate evaluation. Other analysis techniques, such as fault tree analysis, may be used to evaluate large systems using simpler probabilistic calculation techniques. Large systems which exhibit strong component dependencies in isolated and critical parts of the system may be analysed using a combination of Markov analysis and simpler quantitative models.. The state transition diagram identifies all the discrete states of the system and the possible transitions between those states. In a Markov process the transition frequencies between states depends only on the current state probabilities and the constant transition rates between states. In this way the Markov model does not need to know about the history of how the state probabilities have ...
The recent advancement in array CGH (aCGH) research has significantly improved tumor identification using DNA copy number data. A number of unsupervised learning methods have been proposed for clustering aCGH samples. Two of the major challenges for developing aCGH sample clustering are the high spatial correlation between aCGH markers and the low computing efficiency. A mixture hidden Markov model based algorithm was developed to address these two challenges. The hidden Markov model (HMM) was used to model the spatial correlation between aCGH markers. A fast clustering algorithm was implemented and real data analysis on glioma aCGH data has shown that it converges to the optimal cluster rapidly and the computation time is proportional to the sample size. Simulation results showed that this HMM based clustering (HMMC) method has a substantially lower error rate than NMF clustering. The HMMC results for glioma data were significantly associated with clinical outcomes. We have developed a fast clustering
The talk will begin by reviewing methods of specifying continuous-time Markov chains and classical limit theorems that arise naturally for chemical network models. Since models arising in molecular biology frequently exhibit multiple state and time scales, analogous limit theorems for these models will be illustrated through simple examples ...
www.MOLUNA.de Linear Algebra, Markov Chains, and Queueing Models  - Perturbation Theory and Error Analysis.- Error bounds for the computation of null vectors with Applications to Markov Chains.- The influence of nonnormality on matrix computations.- Componentwise error analysis for stationary iterative methods.- The character of a finite Markov chain.- Gaussian elimination, perturbation theory, and Markov chains.- Iterative Methods.- Algorithms for
In this work, we present a novel multiscale texture model, and a related algorithm for the unsupervised segmentation of color images. Elementary textures are characterized by their spatial interactions with neighboring regions along selected directions. Such interactions are modeled in turn by means of a set of Markov chains, one for each direction, whose parameters are collected in a feature vector that synthetically describes the texture. Based on the feature vectors, the texture are then recursively merged, giving rise to larger and more complex textures, which appear at different scales of observation: accordingly, the model is named Hierarchical Multiple Markov Chain (H-MMC). The Texture Fragmentation and Reconstruction (TFR) algorithm, addresses the unsupervised segmen- tation problem based on the H-MMC model. The
The Markov assumption (MA) is fundamental to the empirical validity of reinforcement learning. In this paper, we propose a novel Forward-Backward Learning procedure to test MA in sequential decision making. The proposed test does not assume any parametric form on the joint distribution of the observed data and plays an important role for identifying the optimal policy in high-order Markov decision processes and partially observable MDPs. We apply our test to both synthetic datasets and a real data example from mobile health studies to illustrate its usefulness.. ...
In quantitative genetics, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods are indispensable for statistical inference in non-standard models like generalized linear models with genetic random effects or models with genetically structured variance heterogeneity. A particular challenge for MCMC applications in quantitative genetics is to obtain efficient updates of the high-dimensional vectors of genetic random effects and the associated covariance parameters. We discuss various strategies to approach this problem including reparameterization, Langevin-Hastings updates, and updates based on normal approximations. The methods are compared in applications to Bayesian inference for three data sets using a model with genetically structured variance heterogeneity. ...
Diagnostics and prognostics are two important aspects in a condition-based maintenance (CBM) program. However, these two tasks are often separately performed. For example, data might be collected and analysed separately for diagnosis and prognosis. This practice increases the cost and reduces the efficiency of CBM and may affect the accuracy of the diagnostic and prognostic results. In this paper, a statistical modelling methodology for performing both diagnosis and prognosis in a unified framework is presented. The methodology is developed based on segmental hidden semi-Markov models (HSMMs). An HSMM is a hidden Markov model (HMM) with temporal structures. Unlike HMM, an HSMM does not follow the unrealistic Markov chain assumption and therefore provides more powerful modelling and analysis capability for real problems. In addition, an HSMM allows modelling the time duration of the hidden states and therefore is capable of prognosis. To facilitate the computation in the proposed HSMM-based ...
An essential ingredient of the statistical inference theory for hidden Markov models is the nonlinear filter. The asymptotic properties of nonlinear filters have received particular attention in recent years, and their characterization has significant implications for topics such as the convergence of approximate filtering algorithms, maximum likelihood estimation, and stochastic control. Despite much progress in specific models, however, most of the general asymptotic theory of nonlinear filters has suffered from a recently discovered gap in the fundamental work of H. Kunita (1971). In this talk, I will show that this gap can be resolved in the general setting of weakly ergodic signals with nondegenerate observations by exploiting a surprising connection with the theory of Markov chains in random environments. These results hold for both discrete and continuous time models in Polish state spaces, and shed new light on the filter stability problem. In the non-ergodic setting I will argue that a ...
The evolutionary algorithm stochastic process is well-known to be Markovian. These have been under investigation in much of the theoretical evolutionary computing research. When mutation rate is positive, the Markov chain modeling an evolutionary algorithm is irreducible and, therefore, has a unique stationary distribution, yet, rather little is known about the stationary distribution. On the other hand, knowing the stationary distribution may provide some information about the expected times to hit optimum, assessment of the biases due to recombination and is of importance in population genetics to assess whats called a genetic load (see the introduction for more details). In this talk I will show how the quotient construction method can be exploited to derive rather explicit bounds on the ratios of the stationary distribution values of various subsets of the state space. In fact, some of the bounds obtained in the current work are expressed in terms of the parameters involved in all the ...
Earlier this week, my company, Lander Analytics, organized our first public Bayesian short course, taught by Andrew Gelman, Bob Carpenter and Daniel Lee. Needless to say the class sold out very quickly and left a long wait list. So we will schedule another public training (exactly when tbd) and will make the same course available for private training.. This was the first time we utilized three instructors (as opposed to a main instructor and assistants which we often use for large classes) and it led to an amazing dynamic. Bob laid the theoretical foundation for Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), explaining both with math and geometry, and discussed the computational considerations of performing simulation draws. Daniel led the participants through hands-on examples with Stan, covering everything from how to describe a model, to efficient computation to debugging. Andrew gave his usual, crowd dazzling performance use previous work as case studies of when and how to use Bayesian methods.. It was an ...
We present an overview of the main methodological features and the goals of pharmacoeconomic models that are classified in three major categories: regression models, decision trees, and Markov models. In particular, we focus on Markov models and define a semi-Markov model on the cost utility of a vaccine for Dengue fever discussing the key components of the model and the interpretation of its results. Next, we identify some criticalities of the decision rule arising from a possible incorrect interpretation of the model outcomes. Specifically, we focus on the difference between median and mean ICER and on handling the willingness-to-pay thresholds. We also show that the life span of the model and an incorrect hypothesis specification can lead to very different outcomes. Finally, we analyse the limit of Markov model when a large number of states is considered and focus on the implementation of tools that can bypass the lack of memory condition of Markov models. We conclude that decision makers should
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Philosophers have been trying to understand in any branches of Artificial Intelligence since thousand years ago. Al in Bioscience was born combined with Bioinformatic and produces many kinds of research areas especially in computational problem. Hidden Markov Model is a powerful statistical tool for describing an event within hidden states (unknown condition), such as predictor for exon section at Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) sequence. Number of states, transition probabilities and emission distributional oribabilities are 3 major elements of HMM. Hidden Markov Model used Forward-Backward algorithm and Viterbi algorithm for implementing the HMM basic problems and solutions, includes evaluation, training and testing. Whereas, all this functions has been planted in Single Board Computer as the embedded platform. The reason of choosing SBC was influenced by Open Source Software (OSS) development area ...
Abstract: This talk presents suffcient conditions for the existence of stationary optimal policies for average-cost Markov Decision Processes with Borel state and action sets and with weakly continuous transition probabilities. The one-step cost functions may be unbounded, and the action sets may be noncompact. The main contributions of this paper are: (i) general sufficient conditions for the existence of stationary discount-optimal and average-cost optimal policies and descriptions of properties of value functions and sets of optimal actions, (ii) a sufficient condition for the average-cost optimality of a stationary policy in the form of optimality inequalities, and (iii) approximations of average-cost optimal actions by discount-optimal actions ...
Chromosome Classification Using Continuous Hidden Markov Models - Up-to-date results on the application of Markov models to chromosome analysis are presented. On the one hand, this means using continuous Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) instead of discrete models. On the other hand, this also means to conduct empirical tests on the same large chromosome datasets that are currently used to evaluate state-ofthe-art classiﬁers. It is shown that the use of continuous HMMs allows to obtain error rates that are very close to those provided by the most accurate classiﬁers.
High-risk strategies would only have a modest effect on suicide prevention within a population. It is best to incorporate both high-risk and population-based strategies to prevent suicide. This study aims to compare the effectiveness of suicide prevention between high-risk and population-based strategies. A Markov chain illness and death model is proposed to determine suicide dynamic in a population and examine its effectiveness for reducing the number of suicides by modifying certain parameters of the model. Assuming a population with replacement, the suicide risk of the population was estimated by determining the final state of the Markov model. The model shows that targeting the whole population for suicide prevention is more effective than reducing risk in the high-risk tail of the distribution of psychological distress (i.e. the mentally ill). The results of this model reinforce the essence of the Rose theorem that lowering the suicidal risk in the population at large may be more effective than
Key concepts Markov chains Hidden Markov models Computing the probability of a sequence Estimating parameters of a Markov model Hidden Markov models States Emission and transition probabilities Parameter estimation Forward and backward algorithm Viterbi algorithm
AS Jean-Luc Jannink and Rohan L. Fernando (Jannink and Fernando 2004) nicely illustrated, when applying Markov chain Monte Carlo methods in a form where the dimension [the number of quantitative trait loci (QTL)] is not fixed, it can sometimes be hard to establish the correct form of the acceptance ratio for the proposals that are made. Therefore, as a safety precaution, the correct performance of the sampler should be checked also (under the prior model) without data.. We recently learned that Patrick Gaffney (Gaffney 2001) in his Ph.D. thesis had made essentially the same observation as Jannink and Fernando, correcting our mistake in Sillanpää and Arjas (1998). Somewhat earlier Vogl and Xu (2000) had expressed similar kinds of thoughts. As Gaffney (2001) explained, the acceptance ratio given in our article would correspond to an analysis, where an accelerated truncated Poisson prior (with a square term in the denominator) was assumed for the number of QTL, instead of an ordinary truncated ...
When system identification methods are used to construct mathematical models of real systems, it is important to collect data that reveal useful information about the systems dynamics. Experimental data are always corrupted by noise and this causes uncertainty in the model estimate. Therefore, design of input signals that guarantee a certain model accuracy is an important issue in system identification.. This thesis studies input design problems for system identification where time domain constraints have to be considered. A finite Markov chain is used to model the input of the system. This allows to directly include input amplitude constraints into the input model, by properly choosing the state space of the Markov chain. The state space is defined so that the model generates a binary signal. The probability distribution of the Markov chain is shaped in order to minimize an objective function defined in the input design problem.. Two identification issues are considered in this thesis: ...
We develop a new bidirectional algorithm for estimating Markov chain multi-step transition probabilities: given a Markov chain, we want to estimate the probability of hitting a given target state in $\ell$ steps after starting from a given source distribution. Given the target state $t$, we use a (reverse) local power iteration to construct an expanded target distribution, which has the same mean as the quantity we want to estimate, but a smaller variance -- this can then be sampled efficiently by a Monte Carlo algorithm. Our method extends to any Markov chain on a discrete (finite or countable) state-space, and can be extended to compute functions of multi-step transition probabilities such as PageRank, graph diffusions, hitting/return times, etc. Our main result is that in sparse Markov Chains -- wherein the number of transitions between states is comparable to the number of states -- the running time of our algorithm for a uniform-random target node is order-wise smaller than Monte Carlo ...
03/14/19 - We consider the recently proposed reinforcement learning (RL) framework of Contextual Markov Decision Processes (CMDP), where the ...
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In the runup to PyconUK 2014, I made the following ill-advised statement in an IRC channel: I feel like I should find something to talk about at PyconUK. I wish I had something interesting to talk about. Nine seconds later someone replied create a markov chain to generate a talk from the names of the talks at pycon and europython, then talk about how you did that, using a title it generates as the title of the talk.. Challenge accepted. This is that talk, admittedly one year late.. In this talk I will briefly describe Markov Chains as a means to simulate conversations and graph databases as a means to store Markov Chains. After this, I will discuss various considerations for creating interesting candidate responses in conversations, along with the challenges of too little and too much data. Finally, I will demonstrate my implementation and generate the title of this talk.. ...
Content characterization of sport videos is a subject of great interest to researchers working on the analysis of multimedia documents. In this paper, we propose a semantic indexing algorithm which uses both audio and visual information for salient event detection in soccer. The video signal is processed first by extracting low-level visual descriptors directly from an MPEG-2 bitstream. It is assumed that any instance of an event of interest typically affects two consecutive shots and is characterized by a different temporal evolution of the visual descriptors in the two shots. This motivates the introduction of a controlled Markov chain to describe such evolution during an event of interest, with the control input modeling the occurrence of a shot transition. After adequately training different controlled Markov chain models, a list of video segments can be extracted to represent a specific event of interest using the maximum likelihood criterion. To reduce the presence of false alarms, ...
Atomistic simulations have the potential to elucidate the molecular basis of biological processes such as protein misfolding in Alzheimers disease or the conformational changes that drive transcription or translation. However, most simulations can only capture the nanosecond to microsecond timescale, whereas most biological processes of interest occur on millisecond and longer timescales. Also, even with an infinitely fast computer, extracting meaningful insight from simulations is difficult because of the complexity of the underlying free energy landscapes. Fortunately, Markov State Models (MSMs) can help overcome these limitations.. MSMs may be used to model any random process where the next state depends solely on the current state. For example, imagine exploring New York City by rolling a die to randomly select which direction to go in each time you came to an intersection. Such a process could be described by an MSM with a state for each intersection. Each state might have a probability of ...
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In this article, we present a modification of the popular Bayesian clustering program STRUCTURE (Pritchard et al. 2000) for inferring population substructure and self-fertilization simultaneously. Using extensive simulations with four distinct demographic models (K = 1, 2, 3, 6), we demonstrate that our method can accurately estimate selfing rates in the presence of population structure in the data. Additionally it can classify individuals into their appropriate subpopulations without the assumption of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium within subpopulations.. It is important to note that the accuracy of selfing rate estimation is influenced by multiple factors, including sample size and number of loci, with decreased precision when they are small, as is illustrated in Table 2. Likewise, we find that the complexity of the true demographic history underlying data (e.g., the number of subpopulations derived from a common ancestral population) also influences accuracy. In general, more complicated models ...
Hi. For a project I am using a Markov Chain model with 17 states. I have used data to estimate transition probabilities. From these transition
Downloadable (with restrictions)! While the literature has established that there is substantial and highly selective return migration, the growing importance of repeat migration has been largely ignored. Using Markov chain analysis, this paper provides a modeling framework for repeated moves of migrants between the host and home countries. The Markov transition matrix between the states in two consecutive periods is parameterized and estimated using a logit specification and a large panel data with 14 waves. The analysis for Germany, the largest European immigration country, shows that more than 60% of the migrants are indeed repeat migrants. The out-migration per year is low, about 10%. Migrants are more likely to leave again early after their arrival in Germany, and when they have social and familial bonds in the home country, but less likely when they have a job in Germany and speak the language well. Once out-migrated from Germany, the return probability is about 80% and guided mainly by
The focus of this article is on entropy and Markov processes. We study the properties of functionals which are invariant with respect to monotonic transformations and analyze two invariant additivity properties: (i) existence of a monotonic transformation which makes the functional additive with respect to the joining of independent systems and (ii) existence of a monotonic transformation which makes the functional additive with respect to the partitioning of the space of states. All Lyapunov functionals for Markov chains which have properties (i) and (ii) are derived. We describe the most general ordering of the distribution space, with respect to which all continuous-time Markov processes are monotonic (the Markov order). The solution differs significantly from the ordering given by the inequality of entropy growth. For inference, this approach results in a convex compact set of conditionally most random distributions ...
Designers often search for new solutions by iteratively adapting a current design. By engaging in this search, designers not only improve solution quality but also begin to learn what operational patterns might improve the solution in future iterations. Previous work in psychology has demonstrated that humans can fluently and adeptly learn short operational sequences that aid problem-solving. This paper explores how designers learn and employ sequences within the realm of engineering design. Specifically, this work analyzes behavioral patterns in two human studies in which participants solved configuration design problems. Behavioral data from the two studies is first analyzed using Markov chains to determine how much representation complexity is necessary to quantify the sequential patterns that designers employ during solving. It is discovered that first-order Markov chains are capable of accurately representing designers sequences. Next, the ability to learn first-order sequences is ...
0040] FIG. 1 shows a schematic diagram of a sequence generator 100 according to an embodiment. In particular, FIG. 1 shows the details of a processing part 10 of the sequence generator 100 (e.g. a processor or other suitable processing part). The sequence generator 100 creates a non-homogenous Markov process M that generates sequences, wherein each sequence has a finite length L, comprises items from a set of a specific number n of items, and satisfies one or more control constraints specifying one or more requirements on the sequence. As an example, at least one of the control constraints can require a specific item to be at a specific position within the sequence, or can require a specific transition between two positions within the sequence. Each sequence can for example comprise items of music notes, text components or drawings, or any other suitable type of items. The sequence generator 100 comprises a Markov process unit 11 adapted to provide data defining an initial Markov process M of a ...
We present a discriminative learning method for pattern discovery of binding sites in nucleic acid sequences based on hidden Markov models. Sets of positive and negative example sequences are mined for sequence motifs whose occurrence frequency varies between the sets. The method offers several objective functions, but we concentrate on mutual information of condition and motif occurrence. We perform a systematic comparison of our method and numerous published motif-finding tools. Our method achieves the highest motif discovery performance, while being faster than most published methods. We present case studies of data from various technologies, including ChIP-Seq, RIP-Chip and PAR-CLIP, of embryonic stem cell transcription factors and of RNA-binding proteins, demonstrating practicality and utility of the method. For the alternative splicing factor RBM10, our analysis finds motifs known to be splicing-relevant. The motif discovery method is implemented in the free software package Discrover. It ...
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Markov Chains, part I December 8, Introduction A Markov Chain is a sequence of random variables X 0, X 1,, where each X i S, such that P(X i+1 = s i+1 X i = s i, X i 1 = s i 1,, X 0 = s 0 ) = P(X
We study asynchronous SSMA communication systems using binary spreading sequences of Markov chains and prove the CLT (central limit theorem) for the empirical distribution of the normalized MAI (multiple-access interference). We also prove that the distribution of the normalized MAI for asynchronous systems can never be Gaussian if chains are irreducible and aperiodic. Based on these results, we propose novel theoretical evaluations of bit error probabilities in such systems based on the CLT and compare these and conventional theoretical estimations based on the SGA (standard Gaussian approximation) with experimental results. Consequently we confirm that the proposed theoretical evaluations based on the CLT agree with the experimental results better than the theoretical evaluations based on the SGA. Accordingly, using the theoretical evaluations based on the CLT, we give the optimum spreading sequences of Markov chains in terms of bit error probabilities. ...
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TY - BOOK. T1 - Limiting conditional distributions for transient Markov chains on the nonnegative integers conditioned on recurrence to zero. AU - Coolen-Schrijner, Pauline. PY - 1994. Y1 - 1994. KW - METIS-142900. M3 - Report. T3 - Memorandum Faculty of Mathematical Sciences. BT - Limiting conditional distributions for transient Markov chains on the nonnegative integers conditioned on recurrence to zero. PB - University of Twente, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences. ER - ...
Artificial Intelligence has made tremendous progress in industry in terms of problem solving pattern recognition. Mirror neuron systems (MNS), a new branch in intention recognition, has been successful in human robot interface, but with some limitations. First, it is a cognitive function in relation to the basic research limited. Second, it lacks an experimental paradigm. Therefore MNS requires a firm mathematical modeling. If we design engineering modeling based on mathematical, we will be able to apply mirror neuron system to brain-computer interface. This paper proposes a hybrid model-based classification of the action for brain-computer interface, a combination of Hidden Markov Model and Gaussian Mixture Model. Both models are possible to collect specific information. This hybrid model has been compared with Hidden Markov Model-based classification. The recognition rates achieved by Hidden Markov Model were 76.62% and the proposed model showed 84.38 ...
TY - GEN. T1 - Contextual Image Segmentation based on AdaBoost and Markov Random Fields. AU - Nishii, Ryuei. PY - 2003. Y1 - 2003. N2 - AdaBoost, one of machine learning algorithms, is employed for classification of land-cover categories of geostatistical data. We assume that the posterior probability is given by the odds ratio due to loss functions. Further, landcover categories are assumed to follow Markov random fields (MRF). Then, we derive a classifier by combining two posteriors based on AdaBoost and MRF through the iterative conditional modes. Our procedure is applied to benchmark data sets provided by IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Committee and shows an excellent performance.. AB - AdaBoost, one of machine learning algorithms, is employed for classification of land-cover categories of geostatistical data. We assume that the posterior probability is given by the odds ratio due to loss functions. Further, landcover categories are assumed to follow Markov random fields (MRF). Then, we derive a ...
The channel capacity of a deterministic system with confidential data is an upper bound on the amount of bits of data an attacker can learn from the system. We encode all possible attacks to a system using a probabilistic specification, an Interval Markov Chain. Then the channel capacity computation reduces to finding a model of a specification with highest entropy. Entropy maximization for probabilistic process specifications has not been studied before, even though it is well known in Bayesian inference for discrete distributions. We give a characterization of global entropy of a process as a reward function, a polynomial algorithm to verify the existence of a system maximizing entropy among those respecting a specification, a procedure for the maximization of reward functions over Interval Markov Chains and its application to synthesize an implementation maximizing entropy. We show how to use Interval Markov Chains to model abstractions of deterministic systems with confidential data, and use the
Background:Natural history models of breast cancer progression provide an opportunity to evaluate and identify optimal screening scenarios. This paper describes a detailed Markov model characterising breast cancer tumour progression.Methods:Breast cancer is modelled by a 13-state continuous-time Markov model. The model differentiates between indolent and aggressive ductal carcinomas in situ tumours, and aggressive tumours of different sizes. We compared such aggressive cancers, that is, which are non-indolent, to those which are non-growing and regressing. Model input parameters and structure were informed by the 1978-1984 Ostergotland county breast screening randomised controlled trial. Overlaid on the natural history model is the effect of screening on diagnosis. Parameters were estimated using Bayesian methods. Markov chain Monte Carlo integration was used to sample the resulting posterior distribution.Results:The breast cancer incidence rate in the Ostergotland population was 21 (95% CI: ...
Title: Approximate conditional independence of separated subtrees and phylogenetic inference Abstract: Bayesian methods to reconstruct evolutionary trees from aligned DNA sequence data from different species depend on Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling of phylogenetic trees from a posterior distribution. The probabilities of tree topologies are typically estimated with the simple relative frequencies of the trees in the sample. When the posterior distribution is spread thinly over a very large number of trees, the simple relative frequencies from finite samples are often inaccurate estimates of the posterior probabilities for many trees. We present a new method for estimating the posterior distribution on the space of trees from samples based on the approximation of conditional independence between subtrees given their separation by an edge in the tree. This approximation procedure effectively spreads the estimated posterior distribution from the sampled trees to the larger set of trees that ...
Title: Approximate conditional independence of separated subtrees and phylogenetic inference Abstract: Bayesian methods to reconstruct evolutionary trees from aligned DNA sequence data from different species depend on Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling of phylogenetic trees from a posterior distribution. The probabilities of tree topologies are typically estimated with the simple relative frequencies of the trees in the sample. When the posterior distribution is spread thinly over a very large number of trees, the simple relative frequencies from finite samples are often inaccurate estimates of the posterior probabilities for many trees. We present a new method for estimating the posterior distribution on the space of trees from samples based on the approximation of conditional independence between subtrees given their separation by an edge in the tree. This approximation procedure effectively spreads the estimated posterior distribution from the sampled trees to the larger set of trees that ...
Serfozo, R. (2009). "Markov Chains". Basics of Applied Stochastic Processes. Probability and Its Applications. pp. 1-98. doi: ...
Krumbein, W. C.; Dacey, Michael F. (1969-03-01). "Markov chains and embedded Markov chains in geology". Journal of the ... The stochastic matrix was developed alongside the Markov chain by Andrey Markov, a Russian mathematician and professor at St. ... The Markov chain that represents this game contains the following five states specified by the combination of positions (cat, ... In mathematics, a stochastic matrix is a square matrix used to describe the transitions of a Markov chain. Each of its entries ...
Norris, J.R. (1997). Markov Chains. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511810633. Ross, Sheldon M. (2010). Introduction to ... In probability theory, a birth process or a pure birth process is a special case of a continuous-time Markov process and a ...
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Kolmogorov's criterion defines the condition for a Markov chain or continuous-time Markov chain to be time-reversible. Time ... Markov chains, and piecewise deterministic Markov processes. Time reversal method works based on the linear reciprocity of the ... Norris, J. R. (1998). Markov Chains. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521633963. Löpker, A.; Palmowski, Z. (2013). "On ... Markov processes can only be reversible if their stationary distributions have the property of detailed balance: p ( x t = i , ...
... of a Markov chain, when such a distribution exists. For a continuous time Markov chain with state space S {\displaystyle {\ ... For a continuous time Markov chain (CTMC) with transition rate matrix Q {\displaystyle Q} , if π i {\displaystyle \pi _{i}} can ... In probability theory, a balance equation is an equation that describes the probability flux associated with a Markov chain in ... ISBN 90-6764-398-X. Norris, James R. (1998). Markov Chains. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-63396-6. Retrieved 2010-09- ...
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It uses the fact that positive recurrent Markov chains exhibit a notion of "Lyapunov stability" in terms of returning to any ... Consider an irreducible discrete-time Markov chain on a countable state space S having a transition probability matrix P with ... Brémaud, P. (1999). "Lyapunov Functions and Martingales". Markov Chains. pp. 167. doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-3124-8_5. ISBN 978-1- ... Foster's theorem states that the Markov chain is positive recurrent if and only if there exists a Lyapunov function V : S → R ...
... required for a Markov chain to transition from a starting state i to a random destination state sampled from the Markov chain's ... It is in that sense a constant, although it is different for different Markov chains. When first published by John Kemeny in ... For a finite ergodic Markov chain with transition matrix P and invariant distribution π, write mij for the mean first passage ... Kemeny, J. G.; Snell, J. L. (1960). Finite Markov Chains. Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand. (Corollary 4.3.6) Catral, M.; ...
In 1906, Andrey Markov introduced the notion of Markov chains, which played an important role in stochastic processes theory ... "Markov Chains" (PDF). Statistical Laboratory. University of Cambridge. Vitanyi, Paul M.B. (1988). "Andrei Nikolaevich ...
Markov Chains are a mathematical technique for determine the probability of a state or event based on a previous state or event ... Markov Chains were first used to model rainfall event length in days in 1976, and continues to be used for flood risk ... "Markov Chains explained visually". Explained Visually. Retrieved 2017-04-21. Haan, C. T.; Allen, D. M.; Street, J. O. (1976-06- ... "A Markov Chain Model of daily rainfall". Water Resources Research. 12 (3): 443-449. Bibcode:1976WRR....12..443H. doi:10.1029/ ...
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Markov Chains. Andrey Markov first describes techniques he used to analyse a poem. The techniques later become known as Markov ... "First Links in the Markov Chain". American Scientist. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. 101 (March-April 2013): 92. ... but the technique he developed-now known as a Markov chain-extended the theory of probability in a new direction.. ... Delving into the text of Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse Eugene Onegin, Markov spent hours sifting through patterns of ...
Numerical Solutions of Markov Chains. pp. 161-202. ISBN 9780824784058. v t e. ... solution method is a technique for computing the stationary probability distribution of a continuous-time Markov chain whose ... Mitrani, I.; Chakka, R. (1995). "Spectral expansion solution for a class of Markov models: Application and comparison with the ...
"Parametric LTL on Markov Chains". Theoretical Computer Science. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ...
When applied to Markov chains, probabilistic bisimulation is the same concept as lumpability. Probabilistic bisimulation ... Finite Markov Chains (Second ed.). New York Berlin Heidelberg Tokyo: Springer-Verlag. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-387-90192-3. CS1 maint ...
Varopoulos, N.Th (1985). "Isoperimetric inequalities and Markov chains". J. Funct. Anal. 63 (2): 215-239. doi:10.1016/0022-1236 ...
"We may think of a Markov chain as a process that moves successively through a set of states s1, s2, …, sr. … if it is in state ... Chapter 6 "Finite Markov Chains". Finite State Automata at Curlie Modeling a Simple AI behavior using a Finite State Machine ... These probabilities can be exhibited in the form of a transition matrix" (Kemeny (1959), p. 384) Finite Markov-chain processes ... Finite-state machine with datapath Hidden Markov model Homing sequence Low-power FSM synthesis Petri net Pushdown automaton ...
A terminating Markov chain is a Markov chain where all states are transient, except one which is absorbing. Reordering the ... Fix a terminating Markov chain. Denote T {\displaystyle {T}} the upper-left block of its transition matrix and τ {\displaystyle ... Each of the states of the Markov chain represents one of the phases. It has continuous time equivalent in the phase-type ... The distribution can be represented by a random variable describing the time until absorption of an absorbing Markov chain with ...
Denumerable Markov Chains (2nd ed.). Springer. ISBN 0-387-90177-9. Khoshnevisan (2002). Multiparameter Processes : An ... An MRF exhibits the Markov property P ( X i = x i , X j = x j , i ≠ j ) = P ( X i = x i , X j = x j , j ∈ ∂ i ) , {\ ... among them the Markov random field (MRF), Gibbs random field, conditional random field (CRF), and Gaussian random field. ...
Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability. Second edition to appear, Cambridge University Press, 2009. S. P. Meyn, 2007. Control ... The discrete Poisson's equation arises in the theory of Markov chains. It appears as the relative value function for the ... dynamic programming equation in a Markov decision process, and as the control variate for application in simulation variance ...
Bayesian control of Markov chains. Doctoral thesis Eindhoven University of Technology. Amsterdam : Mathematisch Centrum. 1993. ... "Bayesian control of Markov chains" under supervision of Jaap Wessels and Fred W. Steutel. In 1985 Van Hee was appointed ...
A continuous-time Markov chain { X i } {\displaystyle \{X_{i}\}} is lumpable with respect to the partition T if and only if, ... Nearly completely decomposable Markov chain Kemeny, John G.; Snell, J. Laurie (July 1976) . Gehring, F. W.; Halmos, P. R ... In probability theory, lumpability is a method for reducing the size of the state space of some continuous-time Markov chains, ... Suppose that the complete state-space of a Markov chain is divided into disjoint subsets of states, where these subsets are ...
"Markov and the Creation of Markov Chains by Eugene Seneta, University of Sydney Tashmukhamed Alievich Sarymsakov at the ... Discrete Markov chains) - Гостехиздат, М.-Л. 1949. - 436 pages Романовский В. И. Математическая статистика. Кн.1. Основы теории ... In 1906 Romanovsky received, under the supervision of A. A. Markov, his doctoral degree from St. Petersburg University. During ...
"Steady-State Solutions of Markov Chains". Queueing Networks and Markov Chains. pp. 103-151. doi:10.1002/0471200581.ch3. ISBN ... Proceeding from the 2006 workshop on Tools for solving structured Markov chains (SMCtools '06) (PDF). doi:10.1145/ ... Each of the states of the Markov process represents one of the phases. It has a discrete-time equivalent - the discrete phase- ... Consider a continuous-time Markov process with m + 1 states, where m ≥ 1, such that the states 1,...,m are transient states and ...
Reviews of Markov Chains and Mixing Times: Häggström, Olle (2010). Mathematical Reviews. MR 2466937.CS1 maint: untitled ... percolation and Markov chain mixing times. He was born in Israel and obtained his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ... Markov Chains and Mixing Times. Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-4739-8. 2nd ed., 2017 ...
ISBN 978-1-119-38755-8. "Markov chain , Definition of Markov chain in US English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries ... The opposite of forward chaining is backward chaining. Forward chaining starts with the available data and uses inference rules ... Markov chain A stochastic model describing a sequence of possible events in which the probability of each event depends only on ... Gagniuc, Paul A. (2017). Markov Chains: From Theory to Implementation and Experimentation. USA, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 1- ...
"Notes on Memoryless Random Variables" (PDF). "Markov Chains and Random Walks" (PDF). Feller, W. (1971) Introduction to ... In the context of Markov processes, memorylessness refers to the Markov property, an even stronger assumption which implies ... The present article describes the use outside the Markov property. Most phenomena are not memoryless, which means that ...
Darroch, J. N.; Seneta, E. (1965). "On Quasi-Stationary Distributions in Absorbing Discrete-Time Finite Markov Chains". Journal ... VERE-JONES, D. (1962-01-01). "Geometric Ergodicity in Denumerable Markov Chains". The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics. 13 (1 ... We consider a Markov process ( Y t ) t ≥ 0 {\displaystyle (Y_{t})_{t\geq 0}} taking values in X {\displaystyle {\mathcal {X ... part of the classification of killed processes given by Vere-Jones in 1962 and their definition for finite state Markov chains ...
E. Seneta (2006). Non-negative matrices and Markov chains. Springer Series in Statistics No. 21. U.S.A.: Springer. p. 287. ISBN ... E. Seneta (2001). Characterization by orthogonal polynomial systems of finite Markov chains, J. Appl. Probab., 38A, 42-52. ...
"Markov Chain Monte Carlo" para análise bayesiano de problemas baseados en modelos probabilísticos. ... Un exemplo de artigo de predición de estruturas de proteínas é o de Sonnhammer, E. L. L. (1998) A hidden Markov model for ... 1993) A Hidden Markov Model that finds genes in E. coli DNA ... Polymerase Chain Reaction, reacción en cadea da polimerase) ... e comezan a utilizarse modelos ocultos de Markov para analizar patróns e composición das secuencias (Churchill, 1989), o ...
Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain algorithm (LZMA) - Very high compression ratio, used by 7zip and xz ...
Andrey Markov (1856-1922): Russian mathematician. He is best known for his work on stochastic processes. ... Francis Perrin (1901-1992): French physicist, co-establisher of the possibility of nuclear chain reactions and nuclear energy ... Markov (1856-1922), on the other hand, was an atheist and a strong critic of the Orthodox Church and the tsarist government ( ... The disputes between Markov and Nekrasov were not limited to mathematics and religion, they quarreled over political and ...
Chain of command *Military ranks. *Military units. *U.S. Military Combatant Commands ... Hierarchical hidden Markov model. *Hierarchical INTegration. *Hierarchical Music Specification Language. *Hierarchy Open ...
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Li, Shuying; Pearl, Dennis K; Doss, Hani (2000). "Phylogenetic Tree Construction Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo". Journal of ... Mau, Bob; Newton, Michael A; Larget, Bret (1999). "Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference via Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods". ...
Andrey Markov introduced the notion of Markov chains (1906), which played an important role in stochastic processes theory ... "Markov Chains" (PDF). Statistical Laboratory. University of Cambridge.. *^ Vitanyi, Paul M.B. (1988). "Andrei Nikolaevich ...
In addition there are Markov chain Monte Carlo routines for fitting Poisson-Gamma models, including where these have a ...
This result is known as the Gauss-Markov theorem. The idea of least-squares analysis was also independently formulated by the ... It is a weight driven clock (the weight chain is removed) with a verge escapement (K,L), with the 1 second pendulum (X) ...
Chained notation. The notation a , b , c stands for "a , b and b , c", from which, by the transitivity property above, it ... Occasionally, chained notation is used with inequalities in different directions, in which case the meaning is the logical ... When solving inequalities using chained notation, it is possible and sometimes necessary to evaluate the terms independently. ... Markov's inequality. *Minkowski inequality. *Nesbitt's inequality. *Pedoe's inequality. *Poincaré inequality. *Samuelson's ...
Several cure rate models exist, such as the expectation-maximization algorithm and Markov chain Monte Carlo model. It is ...
the state distribution of a Markov chain. *in reinforcement learning, a policy function defining how a software agent behaves ... the last carbon atom of a chain of carbon atoms is sometimes called the ω (omega) position, reflecting that ω is the last ...
This is the standard interpretation of a Markov chain, for example. Then A. 2. x. {\displaystyle A^{2}x}. is the state of the ... addition-chain exponentiation. Finding the minimal sequence of multiplications (the minimal-length addition chain for the ...
Markov chains and other random walks are not deterministic systems, because their development depends on random choices. ...
This formula can be coded as shown below, where input parameter "chain" is the chain of matrices, i.e. A. 1. ,. A. 2. ,. .. .. ... The value iteration method for solving Markov decision processes. *Some graphic image edge following selection methods such as ... function OptimalMatrixChainParenthesis(chain) n = length(chain) for i = 1, n m[i,i] = 0 // Since it takes no calculations to ... chain from 1 to n) // this will produce s[ . ] and m[ . ] 'tables' OptimalMatrixMultiplication(s, chain from 1 to n) // ...

Generating Text (About generating random text using a Markov chain.). *The World's Largest Matrix Computation (Google's ... A.A. Markov. "Extension of the limit theorems of probability theory to a sum of variables connected in a chain". reprinted in ... pdf) Markov Chains chapter in American Mathematical Society's introductory probability book. *Generates random parodies in the ... Theory of Markov chains in baseball. *Sequential analysis software for generating visual representations of probability models ...
The use of Bayesian hierarchical modeling in conjunction with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have recently shown ...
LZMA uses Markov chains, as implied by "M" in its name. Binary trees. The binary tree approach follows the hash chain ... The Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain algorithm (LZMA) is an algorithm used to perform lossless data compression. It has been under ... Hash chains. The simplest approach, called "hash chains", is parameterized by a constant N which can be either 2, 3 or 4 ... the search stop after a pre-defined number of hash chain nodes has been traversed, or when the hash chains "wraps around", ...
Markov chain Monte Carlo. *. Statistics portal. *v. *t. *e. In estimation theory and decision theory, a Bayes estimator or a ...
It shares characteristics with cognitive psychology's dissociation logic and philosophy's forward chaining. For example, Henson ... such as Markov random fields and expectation maximization algorithms, to correct for distortion. ... and hence optimization even more likely to depend on the first transformations in the chain that is checked. ... right now an algorithm that provides a globally optimal solution independent of the first transformations we try in a chain. ...
... before beating Russia's Alexei Markov in the first round, setting up a place in the final against Australia's Luke Roberts. He ... despite suffering a dropped chain, to take the overall victory and become the first Briton to win the race in its 65-year ...
There are links to statistical mechanics, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and implementations of the theory in statistical ...
Markov, Alexander V.; Korotayev, Andrey V. (2007). "Phanerozoic marine biodiversity follows a hyperbolic trend". Palaeoworld. ... Some of these hypotheses deal with changes in the food chain; some suggest arms races between predators and prey, and others ...
Continuous-time Markov chain. Main article: Continuous-time Markov chain. A continuous-time Markov chain (Xt)t ≥ 0 is ... Discrete-time Markov chain. Main article: Discrete-time Markov chain. A discrete-time Markov chain is a sequence of ... is a stationary distribution of the Markov chain.. *A Markov chain with memory (or a Markov chain of order m) ... Main article: Markov chains on a measurable state space. Harris chains. Many results for Markov chains with finite state ...
represents the change of the health condition in the underlying Markov chain. In this example, there is only a 30% chance that ... The doctor believes that the health condition of his patients operates as a discrete Markov chain. There are two states, " ... Suppose we are given a hidden Markov model (HMM) with state space S. {\displaystyle S}. , initial probabilities π. i. {\ ... especially in the context of Markov information sources and hidden Markov models (HMM). ...
See Markov chain. ... For a second order Markov source, the entropy rate is. H. (. S ... Data as a Markov processEdit. A common way to define entropy for text is based on the Markov model of text. For an order-0 ... For a first-order Markov source (one in which the probability of selecting a character is dependent only on the immediately ...
Stan implements gradient-based Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms for Bayesian inference, stochastic, gradient-based ...
Continuous-time Markov chain. Main article: Continuous-time Markov chain. A continuous-time Markov chain (Xt)t ≥ 0 is ... Discrete-time Markov chain. Main article: Discrete-time Markov chain. A discrete-time Markov chain is a sequence of ... is a stationary distribution of the Markov chain.. *A Markov chain with memory (or a Markov chain of order m) ... Main article: Markov chains on a measurable state space. Harris chains. Many results for Markov chains with finite state ...
LZMA uses Markov chains, as implied by "M" in its name. Binary trees. The binary tree approach follows the hash chain ... The Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain algorithm (LZMA) is an algorithm used to perform lossless data compression. It has been under ... Hash chains. The simplest approach, called "hash chains", is parameterized by a constant N which can be either 2, 3 or 4 ... the search stop after a pre-defined number of hash chain nodes has been traversed, or when the hash chains "wraps around", ...
Markov chains. [J R Norris] -- Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Markov chains are central to the understanding ... this is the best book available summarizing the theory of Markov Chains....Norris achieves for Markov Chains what Kingman has ... 2.9 Non-minimal chains. 2.10 Appendix: Matrix exponentials --. 3. Continuous-time Markov chains II. 3.1 Basic properties. 3.2 ... 2. Continuous-time Markov chains I. 2.1 Q-matrices and their exponentials. 2.2 Continuous-time random processes. 2.3 Some ...
Create Markov Chain From Random Transition Matrix. Create a Markov chain object from a randomly generated, right-stochastic ... Simulate Random Walks Through Markov Chain. This example shows how to generate and visualize random walks through a Markov ... Create the Markov chain that is characterized by the transition matrix P. ... Plot a directed graph of the Markov chain and identify classes using node color and markers. ...
A brief introduction to Markov Chains. (also called Markov Models, Hidden Markov Models).. Markov Chains are models for the ... The Markov chain arises because we run this system over many such time steps. The name also arises from the fact that Markov ... "Markov chains". Some of the first of them were:. http://www.ms.uky.edu/~viele/sta281f97/markov/markov.html. http://forum. ... I found out about Hidden Markov Models, but they seem very Mathsy for me.... Many of the uses of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) to ...
For an overview of Markov chains in general state space, see Markov chains on a measurable state space. A game of snakes and ... Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability Archived 2013-09-03 at the Wayback Machine Monopoly as a Markov chain. ... This article contains examples of Markov chains and Markov processes in action. All examples are in the countable state space. ... ladders or any other game whose moves are determined entirely by dice is a Markov chain, indeed, an absorbing Markov chain. ...
This book concerns discrete-time homogeneous Markov chains that admit an invariant probability measure. The main objective is ... Markov Chains and Invariant Probabilities. Authors: Hernandez-Lerma, Onesimo, Lasserre, Jean B. ... This book concerns discrete-time homogeneous Markov chains that admit an invariant probability measure. The main objective is ... self-contained presentation on some key issues about the ergodic behavior of that class of Markov chains. These issues include ...
... a derived Markov chain on sets of states of the given chain), Markov chains with infinitely many states, and Markov chains that ... Markov Chains and Mixing Times is a book on Markov chain mixing times. It was written by David A. Levin, and Yuval Peres. ... "Review of Markov Chains and Mixing Times (1st ed.)", Mathematical Reviews, MR 2466937 Mai, H. M., "Review of Markov Chains and ... "Review of Markov Chains and Mixing Times (2nd ed.)", zbMATH, Zbl 1390.60001 Aldous, David (March 2019), "Review of Markov ...
MARKOV PROCESSESCHARACTERIZATION AND CONVERGENCE STEWART N. ETHIER and THOMAS G. KURTZ JOHN WILEY & SONS New York Chichester ... 1 Markov Processes and Transition Functions, 156 2 Markov Jump Processes and Feller Processes, 162 3 The Martingale Problem: ... Markov Processes in Zd, 329 Diffusion Processes, 328 Problems, 332 Notes, 335 337 ... Galton-Watson Processes, 386 Two-Type Markov Branching Processes, 392 Branching Processes in Random Environments, 396 Branching ...
Markov Chain == Dynamic Bayesian Network? By phi , August 17, 2008. in Artificial Intelligence ... 1 Ive been looking into Markov chains and understand some of the maths and probability side. However, Ive noticed in many ...
Using Markov chain analysis, this paper provides a modeling framework for repeated moves of migrants between the host and home ... The Markov transition matrix between the states in two consecutive periods is parameterized and estimated using a logit ... "The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis," CEPR Discussion Papers 4124, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers. * Amelie ... "The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 378, DIW Berlin, German Institute ...
... and the dependence of an univariate component of the chain on its parents-according to the graph terminology-is described in ... We show that a deeper insight into the relations among marginal processes of a multivariate Markov chain can be gained by ... "Alternative Markov Properties for Chain Graphs," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics; ... "Monotone dependence in graphical models for multivariate Markov chains," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and ...
And a Markov chain defines a probabilistic transition model which, given that Im at a given state, x tells me how likely I am ... Markov Chain Monte Carlo. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports ... a Markov chain is defined over a state space which we are going to use xs to ... Most commonly used among these is the class of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms, which includes the simple Gibbs ...
In particular, we establish some elementary contradistinctions between Markov chain (MC) and RDS descriptions of a stochastic ... here we further suggest that the RDS description could be a more refined description of stochastic dynamics than a Markov ... Stochastic dynamics: Markov chains and random transformations. Felix X.-F. Ye 1, , Yue Wang 1, and Hong Qian 1, ... Keywords: Markov chain, entropy., random dynamical system, Stochastic process. Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: ...
... the author begins with the elementary theory of Markov chains and very progressively brings the reader to the more advanced ... Markov Chains. Book Subtitle. Gibbs Fields, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Queues. Authors. * Pierre Bremaud ... In this book, the author begins with the elementary theory of Markov chains and very progressively brings the reader to the ... The author treats the classic topics of Markov chain theory, both in discrete time and continuous time, as well as the ...
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That said, lets see what the G2 can do with Markov chains. BTW, Ive heard lots of Markov chains music, but not much sounds ... Markov chains (from communications theory) are also an excellent tool to analyse music. E.g. you could feed a Markov system ... Markov chains Moderators: Nord Modular Editors Page 1 of 1 [21 Posts]. View unread posts. View new posts in the last week. Mark ... Markov chains... Ok, maybe I started an engineering degree to understand all this. But, now that I do start to understand, my ...
Not the answer youre looking for? Browse other questions tagged markov-chains pr.probability matrices or ask your own question ... Consider a markov chain matrix P of size n x n (n states). ... Positive and Null recurrence of Markov Chains on a General ... Constructing a transition matrix of a time-homogeneous, finite Markov chain with full support stationary distribution ...
Gilks, W. R., S. Richardson and D. J. Spiegelhalter, 1996 Introducing Markov Chain Monte Carlo, pp. 1-19 in Markov Chain Monte ... Reversible-Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page ... Green, P. J., 1995 Reversible jump Markov chain Monte carlo computation and Bayesian model determination. Biometrika 82: 711- ... Stephens, D. A., and R. D. Fisch, 1998 Bayesian analysis of quantitative trait locus data using reversible jump Markov chain ...
We present a general framework which can handle probabilistic versions of several classical models such as Petri nets, lossy channel systems, push-down aut
Markov Decision Processes. there is a lot of info out there about markov chains, but very little about markov decision ... Are you describing Markov chains or how to learn about Markov chains? reply ... I dont think it is fruitful to just learn everything about Markov Chains just for the sake of it.. Markov Chain Monte Carlo to ... 45% http://setosa.io/ev/markov-chains/. 30% https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain. 25% Youtube reply ...
is a Markov chain with discrete parameters: where, is the process state at time , and is the conditional probability of a ... Markov-chain model is a special case of the Markov process whose time and state parameters are both discrete. A Markov chain ... is the Markov transition probability matrix under certain circumstance: The prediction results under three circumstances are ... 2. Markov-Chain Model. A Markov process describes a system that can be in one of several states. Each state can pass to another ...
... algorithm based on Markov Chain Model (MEMCM). Spatial-temporal correlation of video sequence a ...
MARKOV CHAIN CONCEPTS RELATED TO SAMPLING ALGORITHMS. Markov Chains. Rates of Convergence. Estimation. The Gibbs Sampler and ... INTRODUCING MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO. Introduction. The Problem. Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Implementation. Discussion HEPATITIS ... Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice By W.R. Gilks. , S. Richardson. , David Spiegelhalter. ... General state-space Markov chain theory has seen several developments that have made it both more accessible and more powerful ...
Markov processes, queues and simulation Handout - WEEK 3by: Manuel Lladser Fall 2005 3.1 More on the Markov Prope... ... 3.2 Markov chains with random initial states. Suppose that (Xn )n≥0 is a ﬁrst-oder homogeneous Markov chain on a discrete state ... Our deﬁnition of Markov chain was (omitting the time homogeneity part) as follows: (Xn )n≥0 is a ﬁrst order Markov chain ... 1 that the chain makes to state x. s1 ). Suppose that (Xn )n≥0 is a ﬁrst-oder homogeneous Markov chain on a discrete state ...
... Hi, I was reading about Markov chains in wikipedia and Ive got a doubt on this topic: Markov chain ... Hi, I was reading about Markov chains in wikipedia and Ive got a doubt on this topic: Markov chain - Wikipedia, the free ... The most simple example of a null-recurrent Markov chain is the symmetric random walk on $\displaystyle \mathbb{Z}$: it is ... Since $\displaystyle p_{21},0$, if the state 2 is visited infinitely often, the Markov chain will also visit the state 1 ...
Seminar: The Role of Kemenys Constant in Properties of Markov Chains. Date(s). Thursday 31st May 2012 (15:00-16:00). Contact. ... In a finite m-state irreducible Markov chain with stationary probabilities {πi} and mean first passage times mij (mean ... University of NottinghamMathematicsEventsSeminar: The Role of Kemenys Constant in Properties of Markov Chains ... as well as the expected time to mixing in a Markov chain. Various applications have been considered including some perturbation ...
Lemma 2.3 indicates that there is a unique path corresponding to the discrete-time embedded Markov chain . We denote this path ... be expressed through the 1-step transition probability matrix of the embedded Markov chain of the continuous-time Markov chain ... A filter-based form of the EM algorithm for a Markov chain was presented in  and was developed in . Here we review ... X. Zhao and L. Cui, "On the accelerated scan finite Markov chain imbedding approach," IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 58 ...
14] A.E. Raftery and S. Lewis, Implementing MCMC, W.R. Gilks, S.T. Richardson and D.J. Spiegelhalter, Eds., Markov Chain Monte- ... 4] P. Diaconis, The cutoff phenomenon in finite Markov chains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93 ( 1996) 1659-1664. , MR 1374011 , ... 16] L. Saloff-Coste, Lectures on finite Markov chains, P. Bernard, Ed., Ecole dété de probabilités de Saint-Flour XXVI, ... 11] J. Keilson, Markov chain models - rarity and exponentiality. Springer-Verlag, New York. Appl. Math. Sci. 28 ( 1979). , MR ...
Several authors have studied the relationship between hidden Markov models and "Boltzmann chains" with a linear or "time-sliced ... the probability distribution assigned by a strictly linear Boltzmann chain is identical to that assigned by a hidden Markov ... Boltzmann chains model sequences of states by defining state-state transition energies instead of probabilities. In this note I ...
• Most commonly used among these is the class of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms, which includes the simple Gibbs sampling algorithm, as well as a family of methods known as Metropolis-Hastings. (coursera.org)
• OVER the past decade there has been a significant increase in the application of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods to modeling data. (genetics.org)
• Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice introduces MCMC methods and their applications, providing some theoretical background as well. (routledge.com)
• A Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation is a method of estimating an unknown probability distribution for the outcome of a complex process (a posterior distribution). (cdc.gov)
• One of the major concerns for Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms is that they can take a long time to converge to the desired stationary distribution. (rice.edu)
• Our framework, which we call the method of "shepherding distributions", relies on the introduction of an auxiliary distribution called a shepherding distribution (SD) that uses several MCMC chains running in parallel. (rice.edu)
• The Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method is a general simulation method for sampling from posterior distributions and computing posterior quantities of interest. (sas.com)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is a statistical innovation that allows researchers to fit far more complex models to data than is feasible using conventional methods. (usgs.gov)
• The EB approach usually relies on the penalized quasi-likelihood (PQL), while the FB approach, which has increasingly become more popular in the recent past, usually uses Markov chain Monte Carlo (McMC) techniques. (scirp.org)
• Here we have investigated Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms as a method for optimizing the multi-dimensional coefficient space. (spie.org)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods provide consistent approximations of integrals as the number of iterations goes to infinity. (bu.edu)
• In this paper we define a class of MCMC algorithms, the generalized self regenerative chains (GSR), generalizing the SR chain of Sahu and Zhigljavski (2001), which contains rejection sampling as a special case. (uio.no)
• One promising approach to non-linear regression is a technique called Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC).This method produces reliable parameter estimates and generates joint confidence regions (JCRs) with correct shape and correct probability content. (uwaterloo.ca)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling, Metropolis-Hastings (MH) algorithm (Metropolis et al. (auckland.ac.nz)
• In order to consider the uncertainty of the weight and to improve universal applicability of the CM, in this paper, the authors intend the Markov chain Monte Carlo based on adaptive Metropolis algorithm (AM-MCMC) to solve the weight of a single model in the CM, and obtain the probability distribution of the weight and the joint probability density of all the weight. (iwaponline.com)
• mcmc - Stat 5102 Notes Markov Chain Monte Carlo and. (coursehero.com)
• We will use Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). (coursehero.com)
• In particular, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have become increasingly popular as they allow for a rigorous analysis of parameter and prediction uncertainties without the need for assuming parameter identifiability or removing non-identifiable parameters. (biomedcentral.com)
• A broad spectrum of MCMC algorithms have been proposed, including single- and multi-chain approaches. (biomedcentral.com)
• The comparison of MCMC algorithms, initialization and adaptation schemes revealed that overall multi-chain algorithms perform better than single-chain algorithms. (biomedcentral.com)
• Furthermore, our results confirm the need to address exploration quality of MCMC chains before applying the commonly used quality measure of effective sample size to prevent false analysis conclusions. (biomedcentral.com)
• For one project I've been working on recently, I'm using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method known as slice sampling . (smellthedata.com)
• Now, debugging MCMC algorithms is somewhat troublesome, due to their random nature and the fact that chains just sometimes mix slowly , but there are some good ways to be pretty sure that you get things right. (smellthedata.com)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques can provide estimates of the posterior density of orders while accounting naturally for missing data, data errors and unknown parameters. (semanticscholar.org)
• Note that there is no definitive agreement in the literature on the use of some of the terms that signify special cases of Markov processes. (wikipedia.org)
• Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Markov chains are central to the understanding of random processes. (worldcat.org)
• In the reviewer's opinion, this is an elegant and most welcome addition to the rich literature of Markov processes. (springer.com)
• We show that a deeper insight into the relations among marginal processes of a multivariate Markov chain can be gained by testing hypotheses of Granger noncausality, contemporaneous independence and monotone dependence. (repec.org)
• The author treats the classic topics of Markov chain theory, both in discrete time and continuous time, as well as the connected topics such as finite Gibbs fields, nonhomogeneous Markov chains, discrete- time regenerative processes, Monte Carlo simulation, simulated annealing, and queuing theory. (springer.com)
• Wang, Z. K. is the author of 'Birth and Death Processes and Markov Chains - Z. K. Wang' with ISBN 9780387108209 and ISBN 0387108203. (valorebooks.com)
• The study of dynamical phenomena in finite populations often requires the consideration of population Markov processes of significant mathematical and computational complexity, which rapidly becomes prohibitive with increasing population size or increasing number of individual configuration states. (uci.edu)
• This talk will discuss a framework that allows one to define a hierarchy of approximations to the stationary distribution of general systems amenable to be described as discrete Markov processes with time invariant transition probabilities and (possibly) a large number of states. (uci.edu)
• For Markov processes on continuous state spaces please use (markov-process) instead. (stackexchange.com)
• Ross ( 1997 ) and Karlin and Taylor ( 1975 ) give a non-measure-theoretic treatment of stochastic processes, including Markov chains. (sas.com)
• Our models are high level descriptions of continuous time Markov chains: proteins are modelled by synchronous processes and reactions by transitions. (strath.ac.uk)
• The presented framework is part of an exciting recent stream of literature on numerical option pricing, and offers a new perspective that combines the theory of diffusion processes, Markov chains, and Fourier techniques. (springer.com)
• A general framework for pricing Asian options under Markov processes. (springer.com)
• A general framework time-changed Markov processes and applications. (springer.com)
• Browse other questions tagged probability stochastic-processes markov-process or ask your own question . (stackexchange.com)
• This article contains examples of Markov chains and Markov processes in action. (wikipedia.org)
• Motivated by multivariate random recurrence equations we prove a new analogue of the Key Renewal Theorem for functionals of a Markov chain with compact state space in the spirit of Kesten. (uni-muenchen.de)
• Let Xn be an irreducible aperiodic recurrent Markov chain with countable state space I and with the mean recurrence times having second moments. (uzh.ch)
• In this work we study the recurrence problem for quantum Markov chains, which are quantum versions of classical Markov chains introduced by S. Gudder and described in terms of completely positive maps. (arxiv.org)
• A notion of monitored recurrence for quantum Markov chains is examined in association with Schur functions, which codify information on the first return to some given state or subspace. (arxiv.org)
• We also consider generalizations of the Metropolis - Hastings independent chains or Metropolized independent sampling, and for some of these algorithms we are able to give the convergence rates and establish a lower bound for the asymptotic efficiency. (uio.no)
• Ching W, Ng MK (2006) Markov chains: models, algorithms and applications. (springerprofessional.de)
• Boltzmann chains model sequences of states by defining state-state transition energies instead of probabilities. (mit.edu)
• Markov Chain Transition Probabilities Help. (mathhelpforum.com)
• Markov chains primarily have to have valid probabilities and then need to satisfy 1st order conditional dependence. (physicsforums.com)
• The entropy rate of an ergodic homogeneous Markov chain taking only two values is an explicit function of its transition probabilities. (ebscohost.com)
• One of the main issues of Markov Chain is the estimation procedure of the transition probabilities. (morebooks.de)
• Markov chain is a random process that consists of various states and the associated probabilities of going from one state to another. (tutorialspoint.com)
• Since the probabilities depend only on the current position (value of x) and not on any prior positions, this biased random walk satisfies the definition of a Markov chain. (wikipedia.org)
• This can be modeled as a Markov chain whose states are orderings of the card deck and whose state-to-state transition probabilities are given by some mathematical model of random shuffling such as the Gilbert-Shannon-Reeds model. (wikipedia.org)
• In this technique, one sets up two Markov chains, one starting from the given initial state and the other from the stationary distribution, with transitions that have the correct probabilities within each chain but are not independent from chain-to-chain, in such a way that the two chains become likely to move to the same states as each other. (wikipedia.org)
• As a corollary we obtain a central limit theorem for Markov chains associated with iterated function systems with contractive maps and place-dependent Dini-continuous probabilities. (diva-portal.org)
• A Markov chain is a type of Markov process that has either a discrete state space or a discrete index set (often representing time), but the precise definition of a Markov chain varies. (wikipedia.org)
• Suppose that (Xn )n≥0 is a ﬁrst-oder homogeneous Markov chain on a discrete state space S and with probability transition matrix p. (scribd.com)
• A continuous-time process is called a continuous-time Markov chain (CTMC). (wikipedia.org)
• Usually the term "Markov chain" is reserved for a process with a discrete set of times, that is, a discrete-time Markov chain (DTMC) ,   but a few authors use the term "Markov process" to refer to a continuous-time Markov chain (CTMC) without explicit mention. (wikipedia.org)
• Notice that the general state space continuous-time Markov chain is general to such a degree that it has no designated term. (wikipedia.org)
• Both discrete-time and continuous-time chains are studied. (worldcat.org)
• 2. Continuous-time Markov chains I. 2.1 Q-matrices and their exponentials. (worldcat.org)
• 3. Continuous-time Markov chains II. (worldcat.org)
• So, the state of the system was a continuous time, discrete state space Markov process subordinated to a Poisson process. (ycombinator.com)
• In this paper, an expectation maximization algorithm is proposed to construct a suitable continuous-time Markov chain which models the failure time data by the first time reaching the absorbing state. (hindawi.com)
• This method assumes that the structure of the system is modelled with a continuous-time Markov chain (CTMC). (hindawi.com)
• The Markov chain is constructed by targeting the conditional moments of the underlying continuous process. (wiley.com)
• This book is a survey of work on passage times in stable Markov chains with a discrete state space and a continuous time. (booktopia.com.au)
• A typical approach is to assume a standard continuous time Markov chain for the disease process, due to its computational tractability. (washington.edu)
• Our approach is to model the disease process via a latent continuous time Markov chain, enabling greater flexibility yet retaining tractability. (washington.edu)
• In this talk, I will present a discrete counterpart to this result: given a reversible Markov kernel on a finite set, there exists a Riemannian metric on the space of probability densities, for which the law of the continuous time Markov chain evolves as the gradient flow of the entropy. (newton.ac.uk)
• He provides extensive background to both discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains and examines many different numerical computing methods-direct, single- and multi-vector iterative, and projection methods. (boomerangbooks.com.au)
• In this chapter, we present recent developments in using the tools of continuous-time Markov chains for the valuation of European and path-dependent financial derivatives. (springer.com)
• Create the Markov chain that is characterized by the transition matrix P . (mathworks.com)
• The Markov transition matrix between the states in two consecutive periods is parameterized and estimated using a logit specification and a large panel data with 14 waves. (repec.org)
• Suppose that (Un )n≥0 is a Markov chain deﬁned in a state space S and with a probability transition matrix p. z) + p(y. (scribd.com)
• In this book, the first to offer a systematic and detailed treatment of the numerical solution of Markov chains, William Stewart provides scientists on many levels with the power finally to put these techniques to use in the real world. (boomerangbooks.com.au)
• Buy Introduction to the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains by William J. Stewart from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books. (boomerangbooks.com.au)
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• Markov chain convergence problem. (mathoverflow.net)
• The mixing time of a Markov chain is the number of steps needed for this convergence to happen, to a suitable degree of accuracy. (wikipedia.org)
• Browse other questions tagged markov-chains pr.probability matrices or ask your own question . (mathoverflow.net)
• Second, we report two new applications of these matrices to isotropic Markov chain models and electrical impedance tomography on a homogeneous disk with equidistant electrodes. (scirp.org)
• Markov Chain == Dynamic Bayesian Network? (gamedev.net)
• Using the Bayesian approach and the Markov chain Monte Carlo method, an empirical distribution corresponding to the predictive density of the expert estimates can be constructed. (igi-global.com)
• The Markov chain method has been quite successful in modern Bayesian computing. (sas.com)
• Stat 5102 Notes: Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Bayesian Inference Charles J. Geyer April 6, 2009 1 The Problem This is an example of an application of Bayes rule that requires some form of computer analysis. (coursehero.com)
• When mutation rate is positive, the Markov chain modeling an evolutionary algorithm is irreducible and, therefore, has a unique stationary distribution, yet, rather little is known about the stationary distribution. (dagstuhl.de)
• We show that for the generalizations of the SR and independent chains the expected values of these weights characterize the stationary distribution. (uio.no)
• In this paper, we quantify some known approximation to the Curie-Weiss model via applying the Stein method to the Markov chain whose stationary distribution coincides with Curie-Weiss model. (arxiv.org)
• Combination Forecasts Based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation of the Mode. (igi-global.com)
• A Monte Carlo Estimation of the Entropy for Markov Chains. (ebscohost.com)
• And our findings of applying these procedures (estimation procedure and the test procedures) over the data is that the diabetes mellitus data follows the second order Markov Chain and time homogeneous property. (morebooks.de)
• It is named after the Russian mathematician Andrey Markov . (wikipedia.org)
• In a Markov chain (named for Russian mathematician Andrey Markov [ Figure ]), the probability of the next computed estimated outcome depends only on the current estimate and not on prior estimates. (cdc.gov)
• This book concerns discrete-time homogeneous Markov chains that admit an invariant probability measure. (springer.com)
• A Markov chain is a stochastic model describing a sequence of possible events in which the probability of each event depends only on the state attained in the previous event. (wikipedia.org)
• You can then model the probability that you'll end up at any one given place after n steps as a markov chain. (ycombinator.com)
• Therefore a Markov-chain model capable of considering maintenance factors is proposed in this study. (hindawi.com)
• The Markov-chain model proposed can predict not only the distribution of the percentage of different condition rating (CR) grades on network level in any year but also the deterioration tendency of single bridge with any state. (hindawi.com)
• Among many approaches treating TTF with nonexponential distributions, the extended Markov-model [ 11 ] is recommendable. (hindawi.com)
• In the extended Markov-model, an operation state is divided into substates with different levels of failure rates, which result in a nonconstant failure rate of the operation state. (hindawi.com)
• In this note I demonstrate that under the simple condition that the state sequence has a mandatory end state, the probability distribution assigned by a strictly linear Boltzmann chain is identical to that assigned by a hidden Markov model. (mit.edu)
• This gives rise to a first-order, or simple, Markov chain model. (msu.ru)
• For a project I am using a Markov Chain model with 17 states. (mathhelpforum.com)
• Mission-Critical Group Decision-Making: Solving the Problem of Decision Preference Change in Group Decision-Making Using Markov Chain Model. (igi-global.com)
• This article intends to address this neglected group decision-making research issue in the literature by proposing a new approach based on the Markov chain model. (igi-global.com)
• There are many problems that can be modeled using both Markov chain and Hidden Markov model (HMM). (stackexchange.com)
• A finite Markov chain is used to model the input of the system. (diva-portal.org)
• This allows to directly include input amplitude constraints into the input model, by properly choosing the state space of the Markov chain. (diva-portal.org)
• Theoretical aspects of the model are examined and a simulation algorithm is developed through which the stochastic properties of summaries of the extremal txhaviour of the chain are evaluated. (lancs.ac.uk)
• Everingham and Rydell's Markov chain model of cocaine demand is modified and updated in light of recent data. (ebscohost.com)
• We analyze the dynamics of nosocomial infections in intensive care units ( ICUs) by using a Markov chain model. (ebscohost.com)
• A cornerstone of applied probability, Markov chains can be used to help model how plants grow, chemicals react, and atoms diffuse-and applications are increasingly being found in such areas as engineering, computer science, economics, and education. (boomerangbooks.com.au)
• The proposed model is based on a Markov process that represents the projects in the firm. (diva-portal.org)
• This study initially shows that it is possible to model the project portfolio as a Markov process. (diva-portal.org)
• A Markov chain illness and death model is proposed to determine suicide dynamic in a population and examine its effectiveness for reducing the number of suicides by modifying certain parameters of the model. (biomedcentral.com)
• Assuming a population with replacement, the suicide risk of the population was estimated by determining the final state of the Markov model. (biomedcentral.com)
• Some empirical results to demonstrating the effectiveness of suicide prevention effort by modifying some parameters of the Markov model will be provided. (biomedcentral.com)
• Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques were then applied in estimating reactivity ratios in the Mayo-Lewis model, Meyer-Lowry model, the direct numerical integration model and the triad fraction multiresponse model. (uwaterloo.ca)
• Explanation of the Matlab functions in the stocHHastic package The attached Matlab code implements the stochastic Hodgkin-Huxley model with ion-channel gating modeled as Markov chains. (yale.edu)
• We provide both the full Markov chain model as well as its stochastic-shielding approximation (folder HH). (yale.edu)
• The second part of the book includes many more examples in which this theory has been applied, including the Glauber dynamics on the Ising model, Markov models of chromosomal rearrangement, the asymmetric simple exclusion process in which particles randomly jump to unoccupied adjacent spaces, and random walks in the lamplighter group. (wikipedia.org)
• We also suggest application of symmetric circulants to model very special isotropic Markov chains. (scirp.org)
• used in practice is the class of Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. (coursera.org)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo methods) to calibrate micro-simulation models. (simplyhired.com)
• Each of these studies applied Markov chain Monte Carlo methods to produce more accurate and inclusive results. (routledge.com)
• Methods of supplementary variables [ 14 ] and the device of stages [ 15 ] are two classical approaches of extended Markov-models. (hindawi.com)
• Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo methods are used to implement a sampling scheme in which the Markov chain can jump between parameter subspaces corresponding to models with different numbers of quantitative-trait loci (QTL's). (nih.gov)
• Different physical methods of shuffling correspond to different chains. (berkeley.edu)
• Most popular methods, such as Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling, perform poorly on strongly multi-modal probability distributions, rarely jumping between modes or settling on just one mode without finding others. (arxiv.org)
• Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods are widely used for statistical inference. (uwaterloo.ca)
• We present the results of a thorough benchmarking of state-of-the-art single- and multi-chain sampling methods, including Adaptive Metropolis, Delayed Rejection Adaptive Metropolis, Metropolis adjusted Langevin algorithm, Parallel Tempering and Parallel Hierarchical Sampling. (biomedcentral.com)
• This book is about finite Markov chains, their stable distributions and mixing times, and methods for determining whether Markov chains are rapidly or slowly mixing. (wikipedia.org)
• For an overview of Markov chains in general state space, see Markov chains on a measurable state space. (wikipedia.org)
• While the time parameter is usually discrete, the state space of a Markov chain does not have any generally agreed-on restrictions: the term may refer to a process on an arbitrary state space. (wikipedia.org)
• A family of Markov chains is said to be rapidly mixing if the mixing time is a polynomial function of some size parameter of the Markov chain, and slowly mixing otherwise. (wikipedia.org)
• For instance, I found tons of verbose material on Hidden Markov Models, but I still havent a freaking clue on what the damn thing is, because not a single time did I ever see a reference to introductory material. (gamedev.net)
• Monotone dependence in graphical models for multivariate Markov chains ," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics , Springer, vol. 76(7), pages 873-885, October. (repec.org)
• Graphical models for multivariate Markov chains ," Journal of Multivariate Analysis , Elsevier, vol. 107(C), pages 90-103. (repec.org)
• The discrete probability models are represented by Markov process, which is based on the concept of probabilistic cumulative damage [ 8 ] and now commonly used in performance prediction of infrastructure facilities [ 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
• Several authors have studied the relationship between hidden Markov models and "Boltzmann chains" with a linear or "time-sliced" architecture. (mit.edu)
• An essential ingredient of the statistical inference theory for hidden Markov models is the nonlinear filter. (princeton.edu)
• Nicolis J.S., Protonotarios E.N., Voulodemou I. (1978) Controlled Markov Chain Models for Biological Hierarchies. (springer.com)
• Models for the extremes of Markov chains. (lancs.ac.uk)
• In this paper, we focus on Markov chains, deriving a class of models for their joint tail which allows the degree of clustering of extremes to decrease at high levels, overcoming a key Limitation in current methodologies. (lancs.ac.uk)
• Markov Decision Process (MDP) models have been widely used in decision making under uncertainty. (edu.sa)
• The main purpose of this work is to investigate the performance of hidden Markov (chain) models (HMMs) in comparison to hidden Markov random field (HMRF) models when predicting CT images of head. (diva-portal.org)
• We use the concept of markov chains and introduce the notion of a Markov rough approximation framework (MRAF), wherein a probability distribution function is obtained corresponding to a set of rough approximations. (springerprofessional.de)
• Markov Chain Monte Carlo to sample from probability distributions is a good start - https://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1901 if you are into sampling. (ycombinator.com)
• Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations allow researchers to approximate posterior distributions that cannot be directly calculated. (cdc.gov)
• We consider various scenarios where shepherding distributions can be used, including the case where several machines or CPU cores work on the same data in parallel (the so-called transition parallel application of the framework) and the case where a large data set itself can be partitioned across several machines or CPU cores and various chains work on subsets of the data (the so-called data parallel application of the framework). (rice.edu)
• trigamma( α )- 1 /λ- 1 /λ α/λ 2 = α trigamma( α )- 1 λ 2 and the Jeffreys prior is g ( α,λ ) = p α trigamma( α )- 1 λ 2 2 The Markov Chain Monte Carlo 2.1 Ordinary Monte Carlo The "Monte Carlo method" refers to the theory and practice of learning about probability distributions by simulation rather than calculus. (coursehero.com)
• We introduce an estimate of the entropy $\mathbb{E}_{p^t}(\log p^t)$ of the marginal density p t of a (eventually inhomogeneous) Markov chain at time t=1. (ebscohost.com)
• In other words, a Markov chain is able to improve its approximation to the true distribution at each step in the simulation. (sas.com)
• Addendum: Here is a simulation of 100,000 steps of the chain using R software, where state 0 = Sun and state 1 = Rain. (stackexchange.com)
• Efficient simulation of stochastic differential equations based on Markov Chain approximations with applications. (springer.com)
• total current, sodium current, potassium current, a timetrack vector that is in seconds, a sodium matrix showing the number of channels in each Markov state, a potassium matrix showing the number of channels in each Markov state, the total number of sodium channels, the total number of potassium channels, and the time it took the simulation to run. (yale.edu)
•  However, many applications of Markov chains employ finite or countably infinite state spaces, which have a more straightforward statistical analysis. (wikipedia.org)
• A distinguishing feature of the book is the emphasis on the role of expected occupation measures to study the long-run behavior of Markov chains on uncountable spaces. (springer.com)
• Condition 2 implies that every state $j$ is either absorbing $(j\not\in H)$ or transient $(j\in H)$. Define the absorption time to be $T=\inf (n\geq 0: X_n\not\in H)$. This $T$ is almost surely finite for any starting state $i$, that is, the chain is eventually absorbed. (mathoverflow.net)
• So Markov chains visit transient states only a ﬁnite number of times. (scribd.com)
• But the same chain with a 4th state that can only be accessed by state 1 and only accesses itself would make state 1 a transient state, right? (mathhelpforum.com)
• Asymptotic study of an estimator of the entropy rate of a two-state Markov chain for one long trajectory. (ebscohost.com)
• The rare ebook circulation distribution entropy production and irreversibility of denumerable markov chains is powered into payment with the spatial tracking by using the exclusive mushrooms. (nukefix.org)
• Under mild restrictions, a Markov chain with a finite set of states will have a stable distribution that it converges to, meaning that, after a sufficiently large number of steps, the probability of being in each state will close to that of the stable distribution, regardless of the initial state or of the exact number of steps. (wikipedia.org)
• This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduate or MSc students with some background in basic probability theory, focuses on Markov chains and quickly develops a coherent and rigorous theory whilst showing also how actually to apply it. (worldcat.org)
• In this book, the author begins with the elementary theory of Markov chains and very progressively brings the reader to the more advanced topics. (springer.com)
• Markov chains (from communications theory) are also an excellent tool to analyse music. (electro-music.com)
• General state-space Markov chain theory has seen several developments that have made it both more accessible and more powerful to the general statistician. (routledge.com)
• In this talk, I will show that this gap can be resolved in the general setting of weakly ergodic signals with nondegenerate observations by exploiting a surprising connection with the theory of Markov chains in random environments. (princeton.edu)
• We develop the theory of cyclic Markov chains and apply it to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) predictability problem. (knmi.nl)
• But the knight is moving as random walk on a finite graph (rather than just some more general Markov chain), and elementary theory reduces the problem to counting the numer of edges of the graph, giving the answer of 168 moves. (berkeley.edu)
• The probability distribution of the Markov chain is shaped in order to minimize an objective function defined in the input design problem. (diva-portal.org)
• A Markov chain is a stochastic process defined by a set of states and, for each state, a probability distribution on the states. (wikipedia.org)
• The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis ," International Migration Review , Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(2), pages 362-388, June. (repec.org)
• The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis ," CEPR Discussion Papers 4124, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers. (repec.org)
• The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis ," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 378, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research. (repec.org)
• The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis ," IZA Discussion Papers 885, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). (repec.org)
• In particular, we establish some elementary contradistinctions between Markov chain (MC) and RDS descriptions of a stochastic dynamics. (aimsciences.org)
• here we further suggest that the RDS description could be a more refined description of stochastic dynamics than a Markov process. (aimsciences.org)
• Plot a directed graph of the Markov chain and identify classes using node color and markers. (mathworks.com)
• Markov chain can be represented by a directed graph. (tutorialspoint.com)
• Let $X$ be a Markov chain, with countable state space $I$ and transition probability matrix $P$. $X$ is irreducible, but need not be recurrent. (mathoverflow.net)
• Markov Properties for Acyclic Directed Mixed Graphs ," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics , Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 30(1), pages 145-157. (repec.org)
• Alternative Markov Properties for Chain Graphs ," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics , Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 28(1), pages 33-85. (repec.org)
• A diagram representing a two-state Markov process, with the states labelled E and A. Each number represents the probability of the Markov process changing from one state to another state, with the direction indicated by the arrow. (wikipedia.org)
• For example, if the Markov process is in state A, then the probability it changes to state E is 0.4, while the probability it remains in state A is 0.6. (wikipedia.org)
• The adjectives Markovian and Markov are used to describe something that is related to a Markov process. (wikipedia.org)
• It is believed that Markov process has three advantages [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
• How to find the probability that a process never enters a particular state in a Markov Chain? (stackexchange.com)
• If X n {\displaystyle X_{n}} represents the number of dollars you have after n tosses, with X 0 = 10 {\displaystyle X_{0}=10} , then the sequence { X n : n ∈ N } {\displaystyle \{X_{n}:n\in \mathbb {N} \}} is a Markov process. (wikipedia.org)
• The fact that the guess is not improved by the knowledge of earlier tosses showcases the Markov property, the memoryless property of a stochastic process. (wikipedia.org)
• A recent paper answers the following question: for which of this kind of Markov chain problems can a so-called filtered estimator be found in combination with a Markov importance measure under which this estimator has variance zero. (vvs-or.nl)
• we shall formalize different interpretations as different mixing times , and relations between mixing times are discussed in Chapter 4 for reversible chains and in Chapter 8 (xxx section to be written) for general chains. (berkeley.edu)
• After three chapters of introductory material on Markov chains, chapter four defines the ways of measuring the distance of a Markov chain to its stable distribution and the time it takes to reach that distance. (wikipedia.org)
• Chapter six discusses a technique called "strong stationary times" with which, for some Markov chains, one can prove that choosing a stopping time randomly from a certain distribution will result in a state drawn from the stable distribution. (wikipedia.org)
• The final chapter of this part discusses the connection between the spectral gap of a Markov chain and its mixing time. (wikipedia.org)
• We propose to remove this bias by using couplings of Markov chains together with a telescopic sum argument of Glynn & Rhee (2014). (bu.edu)
• Let T be the ﬁrst time (after n = 0) that the chain visits state x or y (mathematically. (scribd.com)
• Can anyone please explain mathematically, why HMM should be preferred over Markov chain? (stackexchange.com)
• denote a Markov chain on a general state space and let f be a nonnegative function. (diva-portal.org)
• Presents a study that investigated the problem of the existence and construction of a Îš-coupling for general Markov chains. (ebscohost.com)
• This cyclostationary Markov-chain approach captures the spring barrier in ENSO predictability and gives insight into the dependence of ENSO predictability on the climatic state. (knmi.nl)
• As an example of a first-order Markov chain, we can consider a sequence of a reduced number of letters, for example a section of DNA. (msu.ru)