Stochastic algorithms for computing means of probability measures
Consider a probability measure μ supported by a regular geodesic ball in a manifold. For any p≥1 we define a stochastic algorithm which converges almost surely to the p-mean ep of μ. Assuming furthermore that the functional to minimize is regular around ep, we prove that a natural renormalization of the inhomogeneous Markov chain converges in law into an inhomogeneous diffusion process. We give an explicit expression of this process, as well as its local characteristic.
Volume (Year): 122 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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