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International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006)

An extension of reconstructability analysis with implications to systems science and evolutionary computation

Berkan Eskikaya

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The term "Reconstructability Analysis" refers to a domain of methodology in
Systems Science that deals with the various issues pertaining to the
relation between systems perceived as wholes and their various subsystems,
also called parts or components. Operationally, Reconstructability
Analysis offers a collection of techniques to address the inherently
conflicting aims of reducing the descriptive complexity of a system by
breaking it down into subsystems while keeping the ensuing loss of
information within justifiable limits. There are a number of computational
difficulties associated with these techniques which have so far limited
their use to problems involving relatively small systems. This paper
presents methods from another domain with overlapping aims, Graphical
Models, to address some of these difficulties and to extend the
applicability of Reconstructability Analysis to larger problems. The
resulting framework is demonstrated in the form of a new Evolutionary
Computation algorithm designed exclusively within the formalism and
methodology of Reconstructability Analysis.

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