Mode Poset Probability Polytopes
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Mode Poset Probability Polytopes

  • Author(s): Montufar, Guido
  • Rauh, Johannes
  • et al.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18409/jas.v7i1.41
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Abstract

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.

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