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Hidden Markov ProcessesTheory and Applications to Biology$
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M. Vidyasagar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691133157

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691133157.001.0001

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Markov Processes

Markov Processes

(p.101) Chapter Four Markov Processes
Hidden Markov Processes

M. Vidyasagar

Princeton University Press

This chapter deals with Markov processes. It first defines the “Markov property” and shows that all the relevant information about a Markov process assuming values in a finite set of cardinality n can be captured by a nonnegative n x n matrix known as the state transition matrix, and an n-dimensional probability distribution of the initial state. It then invokes the results of the previous chapter on nonnegative matrices to analyze the temporal evolution of Markov processes. It also estimates the state transition matrix and considers the dynamics of stationary Markov chains, recurrent and transient states, hitting probability and mean hitting times, and the ergodicity of Markov chains.

Keywords:   ergodicity, Markov process, Markov property, state transition matrix, probability distribution, Markov chain, recurrent state, transient state, hitting probability, mean hitting time

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