Characterization of ergodic hidden Markov sources

Schönhuth, Alexander and Jäger, Herbert (2009) Characterization of ergodic hidden Markov sources.
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Vol. 55 (5). pp. 2107-2118.


An algebraic criterim for the ergodicity of discrete random sources is presented. For finite-dimensional sources, which contain hidden Markov sources as a subclass, the criterium can be effectively computed. This result is obtained on the background of a novel, elementary theory of discrete random sources, which is based on linear spaces spanned by word functions, and linear operators on these spaces. An outline of basic elements of this theory is provided.

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