Finding the maximum with linear error probabilities: a sequential analysis approach

  • Guy Louchard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 900)

Abstract

Assume that n players are represented by n reals, uniformly distributed over the unit interval.

We assume that the error probability of a comparison game between two players depends linearly on the distance between the players. Using sequential analysis approach, we present an algorithm to estimate the maximum ξ of the players with an error less than ε.

Mean cost, variance and centered moments generating function are analyzed.

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Louchard
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  1. 1.Département d'InformatiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgique

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