Statistical Methodology and Reliability Theory for Censored Semi-Markov processes
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This work deals with multi state systems that we model by means of semi-Markov processes. The sojourn times are seen to be independent not identically distributed random variables and assumed to belong to a general class of distributions that is closed under maxima. We obtain maximum likelihood estimators of the parameters of interest and investigate their asymptotic properties. Plug-in type estimators are furnished for various reliability quantities related to the system under study.