Semiparametric Families

  • Albert W. Marshall
  • Ingram Olkin
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


Ordinarily, parameters of a distribution are thought of as being real or possibly vector-valued. In this chapter, families of distributions are discussed, which are distinguished by having a parameter that is itself a distribution function. These families also have a real-valued parameter and consequently are said to be semiparametric.


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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert W. Marshall
    • 1
  • Ingram Olkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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