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3-dimensional multivertex reconstruction from 2-dimensional tracks observations using likelihood inference

Nikolai I. Chernov, Genadij A. Ososkov, Luc Pronzato (1992)

Applications of Mathematics

Let v 1 , v 2 , . . . , v k be vertices in the X Y Z -space, each vertex producing several tracks (straight lines) emanating from it within a narrow cone with a small angle about a fixed direction ( Z -axis). Each track is detected (by drift chambers or other detectors) by its projections on X Y and Y Z views independently with small errors. An automated method is suggested for the reconstruction of vertices from noisy observations of the tracks projections. The procedure is based on the likelihood inference for mixtures. An illustrative...

A comparative study of small area estimators.

Laureano Santamaría, Domingo Morales, Isabel Molina (2004)


It is known that direct-survey estimators of small area parameters, calculated with the data from the given small area, often present large mean squared errors because of small sample sizes in the small areas. Model-based estimators borrow strength from other related areas to avoid this problem. How small should domain sample sizes be to recommend the use of model-based estimators? How robust are small area estimators with respect to the rate sample size/number of domains?To give answers or recommendations...

A comparison of linearization and quadratization domains

Anna Jenčová (1997)

Applications of Mathematics

In a nonlinear model, the linearization and quadratization domains are considered. In the case of a locally quadratic model, explicit expressions for these domains are given and the domains are compared.

A Cramer-Rao analogue for median-unbiased estimators.

N. K. Sung, Gabriela Stangenhaus, Herbert T. David (1990)

Trabajos de Estadística

Adopting a measure of dispersion proposed by Alamo [1964], and extending the analysis in Stangenhaus [1977] and Stangenhaus and David [1978b], an analogue of the classical Cramér-Rao lower bound for median-unbiased estimators is developed for absolutely continuous distributions with a single parameter, in which mean-unbiasedness, the Fisher information, and the variance are replaced by median-unbiasedness, the first absolute moment of the sample score, and the reciprocal of twice the median-unbiased...

A note on interval estimation for the mean of inverse Gaussian distribution.

M. Arefi, G. R. Mohtashami Borzadaran, Y. Vaghei (2008)


In this paper, we study the interval estimation for the mean from inverse Gaussian distribution. This distribution is a member of the natural exponential families with cubic variance function. Also, we simulate the coverage probabilities for the confidence intervals considered. The results show that the likelihood ratio interval is the best interval and Wald interval has the poorest performance.

A note on stochastic ordering of estimators of exponential reliability

Piotr Nowak (2011)

Applicationes Mathematicae

Recently Balakrishnan and Iliopoulos [Ann. Inst. Statist. Math. 61 (2009)] gave sufficient conditions under which the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) is stochastically increasing. In this paper we study test plans which are not considered there and we prove that the MLEs for those plans are also stochastically ordered. We also give some applications to the estimation of reliability.

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