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Author Barbu, Vlad Stefan.

Title Semi-Markov chains and hidden semi-Markov models toward applications : their use in reliability and DNA analysis / Vlad Stefan Barbu and Nikolaos Limnios
Published New York : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations
Series Lecture notes in statistics ; v. 191
Lecture notes in statistics (Springer-Verlag) ; v. 191
Contents Preface; Contents; Introduction; Discrete-Time Renewal Processes; Semi-Markov Chains; Nonparametric Estimation for Semi-Markov Chains; Reliability Theory for Discrete-Time Semi-Markov Systems; Hidden Semi-Markov Model and Estimation; Lemmas for Semi-Markov Chains; Lemmas for Hidden Semi-Markov Chains; Some Proofs; Markov Chains; Miscellaneous; Notation; References; Index
Summary Semi-Markov processes are much more general and better adapted to applications than the Markov ones because sojourn times in any state can be arbitrarily distributed, as opposed to the geometrically distributed sojourn time in the Markov case. This book concerns with the estimation of discrete-time semi-Markov and hidden semi-Markov processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
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Subject Markov processes.
Reliability (Engineering) -- Mathematical models.
DNA -- Analysis -- Mathematics.
DNA -- Mathematical models.
Markov Chains.
DNA -- analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Limnios, N. (Nikolaos)
LC no. 2008930930 2007935216
ISBN 0387731717 (Cloth)
9780387731711 (Cloth)