Following the theory of information measures based on the cumulative distribution function, we propose the fractional generalized cumulative entropy, and its dynamic version. These entropies are particularly suitable to deal with distributions satisfying the proportional reversed hazard model. We study the connection with fractional integrals, and some bounds and comparisons based on stochastic orderings, that allow to show that the proposed measure is actually a variability measure. The investigation also involves various notions of reliability theory, since the considered dynamic measure is a suitable extension of the mean inactivity time. We also introduce the empirical generalized fractional cumulative entropy as a non-parametric estimator of the new measure. It is shown that the empirical measure converges to the proposed notion almost surely. Then, we address the stability of the empirical measure and provide an example of application to real data. Finally, a central limit theorem is established under the exponential distribution.

Fractional generalized cumulative entropy and its dynamic version

Di Crescenzo, Antonio;Meoli, Alessandra
2021-01-01

Abstract

Following the theory of information measures based on the cumulative distribution function, we propose the fractional generalized cumulative entropy, and its dynamic version. These entropies are particularly suitable to deal with distributions satisfying the proportional reversed hazard model. We study the connection with fractional integrals, and some bounds and comparisons based on stochastic orderings, that allow to show that the proposed measure is actually a variability measure. The investigation also involves various notions of reliability theory, since the considered dynamic measure is a suitable extension of the mean inactivity time. We also introduce the empirical generalized fractional cumulative entropy as a non-parametric estimator of the new measure. It is shown that the empirical measure converges to the proposed notion almost surely. Then, we address the stability of the empirical measure and provide an example of application to real data. Finally, a central limit theorem is established under the exponential distribution.
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