Set-indexed stochastic processes and predictability

B. G. Ivanov, E. Merzbach

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The objective of this work is to propose a beginning of a general theory for stochastic processes indexed by a family of subsets of a topological space. The following concepts will be defined and intensively studied: Random sets, stopping sets, announceable stopping sets, and σσ-fields associated with stopping sets. These notions lead to the study of the predictable σσ-field and its different characterizations. Different kinds of martingales will be defined, as well as some extensions (quasi-martingales, local martingales) and the optional sampling theorems will be discussed. A Doob–Meyer decomposition will be given. The notions of stochastic integral and local time will be introduced. The Markov properties for set-indexed processes will be discussed in our context such as the germ-field property and the strong Markov property. We will study convergence theorems for sequences of set-indexed processes. Finally, the results obtained will be applied to Gaussian fields and to jump processes.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)61-66
JournalTeoriya Veroyatnostei i ee Primeneniya
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992


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