Informational and Causal Architecture of Continuous-time Renewal Processes
- Author(s): Marzen, S
- Crutchfield, JP
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10955-017-1793-z
© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We introduce the minimal maximally predictive models (ϵ-machines) of processes generated by certain hidden semi-Markov models. Their causal states are either discrete, mixed, or continuous random variables and causal-state transitions are described by partial differential equations. As an application, we present a complete analysis of the ϵ-machines of continuous-time renewal processes. This leads to closed-form expressions for their entropy rate, statistical complexity, excess entropy, and differential information anatomy rates.