Table 1: Methodological distinctions for RA


1. DATA TYPE

frequency or probability distribution

 

function

 

     explicit function

 

     sample data

2. MODEL TYPE

variable-based (VB)

 

     without loops

 

     with loops

 

state-based (SB) (usually has loops)

3. SYSTEM TYPE

directed system (input/output distinction)

 

     deterministic

 

     non-deterministic

 

neutral system (no i/o distinction)

4. REPRESENTATION

b-systems (distribution or function)

 

k-systems (function)

 

u-systems (function)

5. COMPUTATIONAL TASK

search (exploratory) over models

 

fit, test (confirmatory), or use one model

6. COMPOSITION ALGORITHM

maximum entropy (standard) composition

 

Fourier composition


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