Automatic Closed Modeling of Multiple Variable Systems Using Soft Computation

  • Angel Kuri-MoralesEmail author
  • Alejandro Cartas-Ayala
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10632)


One of the most interesting goals in engineering and the sciences is the mathematical representation of physical, social and other kind of complex phenomena. This goal has been attempted and, lately, achieved with different machine learning (ML) tools. ML owes much of its present appeal to the fact that it allows to model complex phenomena without the explicit definition of the form of the model. Neural networks and support vector machines exemplify such methods. However, in most of the cases, these methods yield “black box” models, i.e. input and output correspond to the phenomena under scrutiny but it is very difficult (or outright impossible) to discern the interrelation of the input variables involved. In this paper we address this problem with the explicit aim of targeting on models which are closed in nature, i.e. the aforementioned relation between variables is explicit. In order to do this, in general, the only assumption regarding the data is that they be approximately continuous. In such cases it is possible to represent the system with polynomial expressions. To be able to do so one must define the number of monomials, the degree of every variable in every monomial and the coefficients associated. We model sparse data systems with an algorithm minimizing the min-max norm. From mathematical and experimental evidence we are able to set a bound on the number of terms and degrees of the approximating polynomials. Thereafter, a genetic algorithm (GA) identifies the coefficients which correspond to the terms and degrees defined as above.


Mathematical modeling Machine learning Multivariate regression Genetic algorithms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de MéxicoMexico, D.F.Mexico

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