Mode Poset Probability Polytopes
- Author(s): Montufar, Guido
- Rauh, Johannes
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.18409/jas.v7i1.41
A mode of a probability vector is a local maximum with respect to some vicinity structure on the set of elementary events. The mode inequalities cut out a polytope from the simplex of probability vectors. Related to this is the concept of strong modes. A strong mode of a distribution is an elementary event that has more probability mass than all its direct neighbors together. The set of probability distributions with a given set of strong modes is again a polytope. We study the vertices, the facets, and the volume of such polytopes depending on the sets of (strong) modes and the vicinity structures.