On the Structure, Covering, and Learning of Poisson Multinomial Distributions

An $(n,k)$-Poisson Multinomial Distribution (PMD) is the distribution of the sum of $n$ independent random vectors supported on the set ${\cal B}_k=\{e_1,\ldots,e_k\}$ of standard basis vectors in $\mathbb{R}^k$. We prove a structural characterization of these distributions, showing that, for all $\varepsilon >0$, any $(n, k)$-Poisson multinomial random vector is $\varepsilon$-close, in total variation distance, to the sum of a discretized multidimensional Gaussian and an independent $(\text{poly}(k/\varepsilon), k)$-Poisson multinomial random vector... (read more)

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