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Bernhard Schmelzer

Characterizing joint distributions of random sets with an application to set-valued stochastic processes


By the Choquet theorem, distributions of random closed sets can be characterized by a certain class of set functions called capacity functionals. In this paper a generalization to the multivariate case is presented, that is, it is proved that the joint distribution of finitely many random sets can be characterized by a set function fulfilling certain properties. Furthermore, we use this result to formulate an existence theorem for set-valued stochastic processes.


Random set, Choquet Theorem, capacity functional, joint distribution, Daniell-Kolmogorov Theorem.

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