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Different Closed-Form Expressions for Generalized Entropy Rates of Markov Chains

Abstract : Closed-form expressions for generalized entropy rates of Markov chains are obtained through pertinent averaging. First, the rates are expressed in terms of Perron-Frobenius eigenvalues of perturbations of the transition matrices. This leads to a classification of generalized entropy functionals into five exclusive types. Then, a weighted expression is obtained in which the associated Perron-Frobenius eigenvectors play the same role as the stationary distribution in the well-known weighted expression of Shannon entropy rate. Finally, all terms are shown to bear a meaning in terms of dynamics of an auxiliary absorbing Markov chain through the notion of quasi-limit distribution.
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Valerie Girardin, Loïck Lhote, Philippe Regnault. Different Closed-Form Expressions for Generalized Entropy Rates of Markov Chains. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, Springer Verlag, In press, ⟨10.1007/s11009-018-9679-3⟩. ⟨hal-01966810⟩



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