a1 Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Applications, CNRS: UMR 6086, Université de Poitiers, Téléport 2 – BP 30179, F-86962 Futuroscope, Chasseneuil Cedex, France (email: email@example.com)
a2 Laboratoire d’Informatique (LIX), École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
a3 Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, Tokyo, Japan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We investigate existence and uniqueness of p-means ep and the median e1 of a probability measure μ on a Finsler manifold, in relation with the convexity of the support of μ. We prove that ep is the limit point of a continuous time gradient flow. Under some additional condition which is always satisfied for p≥2, a discretization of this path converges to ep. This provides an algorithm for determining the Finsler center points.
(Received November 26 2010)
(Revised September 11 2011)
(Online publication February 2012)
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