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A Kolmogorov-Smirnov type test for independence between marks and points of marked point processes

Tonglin Zhang

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Abstract

Marked point processes are commonly used stochastic models for representing a finite number of natural hazard events located in space and time, because these kinds of data often associate measurements (i.e. marks) with locations (i.e. points) of events. Methods of marked point processes when marks and points are interacting have been proposed, but it is still necessary to know whether the interaction must be considered. This article presents a Kolmogorov-Smirnov type method to test the independence between points and marks of marked point processes. The asymptotic distribution of the test statistic under a few weak regularity conditions is derived. According to the asymptotic result, a specific way to construct the test statistic is recommended as its null distribution can be approximated by the absolute maximum of the two-dimensional standard Brownian pillow. The simulation results and real data analyses demonstrated that the proposed method is powerful in detecting weak dependence between marks and points and performs well with a moderate sample size.

Article information

Source
Electron. J. Statist., Volume 8, Number 2 (2014), 2557-2584.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 9 December 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1418134264

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/14-EJS961

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3285876

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1309.62157

Subjects
Primary: 62M30: Spatial processes
Secondary: 62G10, 62G20

Keywords
Asymptotic distribution Brownian pillow and Brownian sheet convergence in distribution empirical processes independence between points and marks Kolmogorov-Smirnov type test marked point processes

Citation

Zhang, Tonglin. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov type test for independence between marks and points of marked point processes. Electron. J. Statist. 8 (2014), no. 2, 2557--2584. doi:10.1214/14-EJS961. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1418134264


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