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