PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Thinning and the Law of Small Numbers
Peter Harremoes, O. Johnson and I. Kontoyiannis
In: ISIT 2007, 24-29 June 2007, France.


The Law of Small Numbers is normally formulated using triangular arrays. We replace the triangular array by a new mathematical construction and prove an information theoretic version of the Law of Small Numbers. By this approach the relation between the Law of Small Numbers and the information Theoretic version of the Central Limit Theorem is emphasized. These ideas are also used for the compound Poisson distributions.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:3462
Deposited By:Peter Harremoes
Deposited On:11 February 2008