A bagging-based correction for the mixture model estimator of population size.

@article{Kuhnert2008ABC,
  title={A bagging-based correction for the mixture model estimator of population size.},
  author={Ronny Kuhnert and Victor Javier Del Rio Vilas and James Gallagher and Dankmar B{\"o}hning},
  journal={Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={993-1005}
}
Estimation of a population size by means of capture-recapture techniques is an important problem occurring in many areas of life and social sciences. We consider the frequencies of frequencies situation, where a count variable is used to summarize how often a unit has been identified in the target population of interest. The distribution of this count variable is zero-truncated since zero identifications do not occur in the sample. As an application we consider the surveillance of scrapie in… CONTINUE READING