Statistical Analysis of Finite Mixture Distributions

Statistical Analysis of Finite Mixture Distributions


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Gives a complete account of the mathematical structure, statistical analysis, and applications of finite mixture distributions. Direct applications include economics, medicine, remote sensing, sedimentology, and signal detection (pattern recognition). Also describes indirect applications—in outlier models, density estimation, Bayesian and empirical Bayes analysis, and robustness studies. Goes on to cover mathematical concepts such as identifiability and information, and the inferential problems associated with data from a mixture. Approximate sequential methods are developed here, in order to deal with estimation difficulties and engineering applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471907633
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/20/1986
Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics - Applied Probability and Statistics Section Series , #198
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Statistical Problems.

Applications of Finite Mixture Models.

Mathematical Aspects of Mixtures.

Learning About the Parameters of a Mixture.

Learning About the Components of a Mixture.

Sequential Problems and Procedures.

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