Spatial Aggregation for Qualitative Assessment of Scientific Computations

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Spatial Aggregation for Qualitative Assessment of Scientific Computations
Qualitative assessment of scientific computations is an emerging application area that applies a data-driven approach to characterize, at a high level, phenomena including conditioning of matrices, sensitivity to various types of error propagation, and algorithmic convergence behavior. This paper develops a spatial aggregation approach that formalizes such analysis in terms of model selection utilizing spatial structures extracted from matrix perturbation datasets. We focus in particular on the characterization of matrix eigenstructure, both analyzing sensitivity of computations with spectral portraits and determining eigenvalue multiplicity with Jordan portraits. Our approach employs spatial reasoning to overcome noise and sparsity by detecting mutually reinforcing interpretations, and to guide subsequent data sampling. It enables quantitative evaluation of properties of a scientific computation in terms of confidence in a model, explainable in terms of the sampled data and domain kn...
Chris Bailey-Kellogg, Naren Ramakrishnan
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where AAAI
Authors Chris Bailey-Kellogg, Naren Ramakrishnan
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