Estimating entropy rate from censored symbolic time series: A test for time-irreversibility
Salgado García, Raúl
Maldonado Ahumada, César Octavio
"In this work, we introduce a method for estimating the entropy rate and the entropy production rate from a finite symbolic time series. From the point of view of statistics, estimating entropy from a finite series can be interpreted as a problem of estimating parameters of a distribution with a censored or truncated sample. We use this point of view to give estimations of the entropy rate and the entropy production rate, assuming that they are parameters of a (limit) distribution. The last statement is actually a consequence of the fact that the distribution of estimations obtained from recurrence-time statistics satisfies the central limit theorem. We test our method using a time series coming from Markov chain models, discrete-time chaotic maps, and a real DNA sequence from the human genome."
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
KeywordsSharp error terms