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Simple Local Models for Complex Dynamical Systems
Erik Talvitie · Satinder Singh

Tue Dec 09 07:30 PM -- 12:00 AM (PST) @ None #None

We present a novel mathematical formalism for the idea of a "local model,'' a model of a potentially complex dynamical system that makes only certain predictions in only certain situations. As a result of its restricted responsibilities, a local model may be far simpler than a complete model of the system. We then show how one might combine several local models to produce a more detailed model. We demonstrate our ability to learn a collection of local models on a large-scale example and do a preliminary empirical comparison of learning a collection of local models and some other model learning methods.

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Erik Talvitie (Franklin & Marshall College)
Satinder Singh (University of Michigan)

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