
Accession Number : AD0722382
Title : Estimation of Multinomial Process When Only the Sum and the Number Governed by Each Process is Observed,
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA
Personal Author(s) : Kadane,Joseph B. ; Iversen,Gudmund R.
Report Date : APR 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The paper considers the estimation of multinomial probability vectors when only the sum of several multinomial processes is observed, and when the number of individuals governed by each process is known. The relationship of this problem to the previous literature is discussed, the likelihood function is given, the identification problem is also considered, and an algorithm is proposed for finding maximum likehood estimators. (Author)
Descriptors : (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, DECISION THEORY, PROBABILITY, ALGORITHMS
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE