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An improvement of Hoffmann-Jorgensen's inequality

and (2000) In Annals of Probability 28(2). p.851-862
Abstract
Let B be a Banach space and F any family of bounded linear functionals on B of norm at most one. For x ∈ B set || x || = supΛ∈F Λ (x) (||· || is at least a seminorm on B). We give probability estimates for the tail probability of S* n = max1≤ k≤ n ||Σk j=1 Xj || where {Xi}n i=1 are independent symmetric Banach space valued random elements. Our method is based on approximating the probability that S* n exceeds a threshold defined in terms of Σk j=1 Y(j), where Y(r) denotes the rth largest term of {|| Xi ||}n i=1. Using these tail estimates, essentially all the known results concerning the order of magnitude or finiteness of quantities such as EΦ(|| Sn ||) and EΦ(S* n) follow (for any fixed 1 ≤ n ≤ ∞). Included in this paper are uniform Lp... (More)
Let B be a Banach space and F any family of bounded linear functionals on B of norm at most one. For x ∈ B set || x || = supΛ∈F Λ (x) (||· || is at least a seminorm on B). We give probability estimates for the tail probability of S* n = max1≤ k≤ n ||Σk j=1 Xj || where {Xi}n i=1 are independent symmetric Banach space valued random elements. Our method is based on approximating the probability that S* n exceeds a threshold defined in terms of Σk j=1 Y(j), where Y(r) denotes the rth largest term of {|| Xi ||}n i=1. Using these tail estimates, essentially all the known results concerning the order of magnitude or finiteness of quantities such as EΦ(|| Sn ||) and EΦ(S* n) follow (for any fixed 1 ≤ n ≤ ∞). Included in this paper are uniform Lp bounds of S* n which are within a factor of 4 for all p ≥ 1 and within a factor of 2 in the limit as p → ∞. (Less)
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keywords
expo- nential inequalities, Tail probability inequalities, Hoffmann-Jorgensen's inequality, Banach space valued random variables
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Annals of Probability
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28
issue
2
pages
851 - 862
publisher
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
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• scopus:0034345596
ISSN
0091-1798
language
English
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