Characterizing Markov exchangeable sequences

Sandy L Zabell*

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In the 1920s the English philosopher W. E. Johnson discovered a simple characterization of the Dirichlet family of conjugate priors for a multinomial distribution having at least three categories. In the present note Johnson's result is extended to the case of a Markov exchangeable sequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Theoretical Probability
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Markov exchangeable sequences
  • W. E. Johnson
  • conjugate prior
  • predictive probabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)

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