We compute the characteristic functional of the Dirichlet–Ferguson measure over a locally compact Polish space and prove continuous dependence of the random measure on the parameter measure. In finite dimension, we identify the dynamical symmetry algebra of the characteristic functional of the Dirichlet distribution with a simple Lie algebra of type $A$. We study the lattice determined by characteristic functionals of categorical Dirichlet posteriors, showing that it has a natural structure of weight Lie algebra module and providing a probabilistic interpretation. A partial generalization to the case of the Dirichlet–Ferguson measure is also obtained.
"Characteristic functionals of Dirichlet measures." Electron. J. Probab. 24 1 - 38, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-EJP371