Correction of Incoherences in Statistical Matching

  • Andrea CapotortiEmail author
  • Barbara Vantaggi
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Statistical matching is studied inside a coherent setting, by focusing on the problem of removing inconsistencies. When structural zeros among involved variables are present, incoherencies on the parameter estimations can arise. The aim is to compare different methods to remove such incoherences based on specific pseudo-distances. The comparison is given through an exemplifying example of 100 simulations from a known population with three categorical variables, that carries out to the light peculiarities of the statistical matching problem.


Statistical Match Joint Probability Distribution Leibler Divergence Bregman Divergence Structural Zero 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dip. Matematica e InformaticaUniversitá di PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Dip. Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’IngegneriaUniversitá La SapienzaRomaItaly

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