Volume 37, Number 2, April-June 2003
|Page(s)||85 - 97|
|Published online||15 November 2003|
Transforming stochastic matrices for stochastic comparison with the st-order
Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, 06533 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey.
2 PRSM, Université de Versailles-St.Quentin, 45 avenue des États-Unis, 78035 France; firstname.lastname@example.org.
We present a transformation for stochastic matrices and analyze the effects of using it in stochastic comparison with the strong stochastic (st) order. We show that unless the given stochastic matrix is row diagonally dominant, the transformed matrix provides better st bounds on the steady state probability distribution.
Key words: Markov processes / probability distributions / stochastic ordering / st-order.
© EDP Sciences, 2003
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