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Annealing Properties

  • Pierre Del Moral
Part of the Probability and its Applications book series (PIA)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Energy Function Gibbs Measure Cooling Schedule Markov Kernel Finite State Space 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, LLC 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Del Moral
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Statistique et ProbabilitésUniversité Paul SabatierToulouse, Cedex 4France

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