You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Improving the EM Algorithm
S. N. Rai and D. E. Matthews
Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun., 1993), pp. 587-591
Published by: International Biometric Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2532570
Page Count: 5
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
A modification of the EM algorithm is proposed for situations in which the maximization of the "complete data" likelihood function does not have a closed-form solution. Self-consistency of the modified algorithm is established. Application to carcinogenicity experiments is illustrated, and the results of a simulation study comparing the original and modified versions indicate that use of the proposed modification can lead to significant computational savings.
Biometrics © 1993 International Biometric Society