Metasystem Identification: A Procedure for Detection and Structural Composition in Time Dependent Systems
This paper is an extension of the research on the problem of structure identification as introduced by Klir  and later more broadly developed by Klir and Uyttenhove [1976a, 1976b, 1977]. A hierarchy of epistemological levels of systems emerged as a fundamental conceptual framework to this research. Briefly stated, the lowest level 0 describes systems which are basically defined as sources of observable data. The term source systems was chosen for these systems [Klir, 1976]. Systems defined at different higher epistemological levels are distinguished from one another by the amount of knowledge regarding the variables of the source system.
KeywordsStructure Identification Structure System Neutral System Small Relation Lower Level System
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