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A Fleming-Viot process and Bayesian nonparametrics

By Stephen G. Walker, Spyridon J. Hatjispyros and Theodoros Nicoleris

Abstract

This paper provides a construction of a Fleming-Viot measure valued diffusion process, for which the transition function is known, by extending recent ideas of the Gibbs sampler based Markov processes. In particular, we concentrate on the Chapman-Kolmogorov consistency conditions which allows a simple derivation of such a Fleming-Viot process, once a key and apparently new combinatorial result for Polya-urn sequences has been establishe

Topics: QA276
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:3778

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