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THE UNIFORM CLT FOR MARTINGALE DIFFERENCE ARRAYS UNDER THE UNIFORMLY INTEGRABLE ENTROPY

  • Published : 2010.01.31

Abstract

In this paper we consider the uniform central limit theorem for a martingale-difference array of a function-indexed stochastic process under the uniformly integrable entropy condition. We prove a maximal inequality for martingale-difference arrays of process indexed by a class of measurable functions by a method as Ziegler [19] did for triangular arrays of row wise independent process. The main tools are the Freedman inequality for the martingale-difference and a sub-Gaussian inequality based on the restricted chaining. The results of present paper generalizes those of Ziegler [19] and other results of independent problems. The results also generalizes those of Bae and Choi [3] to martingale-difference array of a function-indexed stochastic process. Finally, an application to classes of functions changing with n is given.

Keywords

uniform CLT;martingale difference array;uniformly integrable entropy;restricted chaining;sequential empirical process

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