Accession Number : AD0687176

Title :   STRUCTURE INFERENCE AND STOCHASTIC GRAPHS,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH INST OF NATIONAL DEFENCE STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Frank,Ove

Report Date : 16 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Population structures are considered, represented by finite graphs without parallel arrows in the same direction between any pair of nodes. In Chapter 1 are introduced various structure concepts, operations on graphs and matrices, relations between different structure properties, and some structure parameters. Chapter 2 describes various sampling schemes for extracting from a portion of a graph information about the whole graph. Inference from the observed structure to the population structure is discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Examples are given to show how unbiased estimators of various structure parameters may be obtained. Chapter 5 shortly treats multi-stage sampling. Chapter 6 is devoted to stochastic graphs. Means and variances are given for some structure parameters under different assumptions about the stochastic graphs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAPHICS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DECISION THEORY, POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), DECISION THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SET THEORY, SAMPLING, SWEDEN

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE