We develop estimates for the parameters of the DirichleL-multinorniai distribution (DMD) when there is insufficient data to obtain maximum likelihood or method of moment estimates known in the literature. We do, however, have supplemetary beta-binomial data pertaining to the marginals of the DMD, and use these data when estimating the DMD parameters. A real situation and data set are given where our estimates are applicable.
- maximum likelihood estimation
- method of moments