Accession Number : ADP003841

Title :   An Optimal Sequential Bernoulli Selection Procedure,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY

Personal Author(s) : Bechhofer,R. E.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper describes a new closed adaptive sequential procedure proposed by Bechhofer and Kulkarni for selecting the Bernoulli population which has the largest success probability. The performance of this procedure is compared to that of the Sobel-Huyett single-stage procedure, and to a curtailed version of the single-stage procedure, all of which guarantee the same probability of a correct selection. Optimal properties of the Bechhofer-Kulkarni procedure are stated; quantitative assessments of important performance characteristics of the procedure are given. These demonstrate conclusively the superiority of the new procedure over that of the competing procedures. Relevant areas of application are described. Appropriate literature references are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statistical processes, *Population(Mathematics), *Selection, Sampling, Optimization

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE