Monotone, free, and boolean cumulants: a shuffle algebra approach
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OriginalversjonAdvances in Mathematics. 2018, 328 112-132. 10.1016/j.aim.2018.01.003
The theory of cumulants is revisited in the “Rota way”, that is, by following a combinatorial Hopf algebra approach. Monotone, free, and boolean cumulants are considered as infinitesimal characters over a particular combinatorial Hopf algebra. The latter is neither commutative nor cocommutative, and has an underlying unshuffle bialgebra structure which gives rise to a shuffle product on its graded dual. The moment-cumulant relations are encoded in terms of shuffle and half-shuffle exponentials. It is then shown how to express concisely monotone, free, and boolean cumulants in terms of each other using the pre-Lie Magnus expansion together with shuffle and half-shuffle logarithms.