We derive explicit distance bounds for Stratonovich iterated integrals along two Gaussian processes (also known as signatures of Gaussian rough paths) based on the regularity assumption of their covariance functions. Similar estimates have been obtained recently in [Friz-Riedel, AIHP, to appear]. One advantage of our argument is that we obtain the bound for the third level iterated integrals merely based on the first two levels, and this reflects the intrinsic nature of rough paths. Our estimates are sharp when both covariance functions have finite $1$-variation, which includes a large class of Gaussian processes. Two applications of our estimates are discussed. The first one gives the a.s. convergence rates for approximated solutions to rough differential equations driven by Gaussian processes. In the second example, we show how to recover the optimal time regularity for solutions of some rough SPDEs.
"A simple proof of distance bounds for Gaussian rough paths." Electron. J. Probab. 18 1 - 18, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1214/EJP.v18-2387