International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 245–251 | Cite as

The prediction of sequences

  • David Blackwell


The problem of predicting the short-term future behavior of a sequence, after observing it as long as we please, so as to achieve a specified reliability against all possible sequences is considered. For a particular problem, namely, predicting when in a sequence of 0's and 1's the pair (1, 0) in that order is not coming next, a reliability of 3/4 can be approximated as closely as we please, but not achieved.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Blackwell
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  1. 1.Statistics Department, University of California at Berkeley (email: davidbl@stat.Berkeley.EDU)US

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