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Survival analysis; Bayesian nonparametric inference; neutral to the right processes; Dirichlet processes; sequential analysis; stopping rules; 1-SLA rule; asymptotically pointwise optimal procedures
In this work, a parametric sequential estimation method of survival functions is proposed in the Bayesian nonparametric context when neutral to the right processes are used. It is proved that the mentioned method is an 1-SLA rule when Dirichlet processes are used; furthermore, asymptotically pointwise optimal procedures are obtained. Finally, an example is given.
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