This chapter is concerned with the long time behavior of a Feynman-Kac model associated with a potential function and a cooling schedule. In contrast to the annealed and quenched Feynman-Kac models discussed in Section 2.6, the word “annealed” is not related to an integration with respect to the law of a given random medium but on a freezing medium. We have chosen to examine this question for updated rather than for prediction Feynman-Kac models. There are two main reasons that explain this choice.
KeywordsEnergy Function Gibbs Measure Cooling Schedule Markov Kernel Finite State Space
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