Generalized cellular automata as a modeling tool

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Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering volume 10

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Computational Mechanics Inc, Billerica, MA, United States


This paper describes a way by which a special kind of cellular automata - Kauffman network - can be identified so that it can be used to model a physical system. The only known characteristics of the system is a time series of observations over the system. Fourier analysis is applied to the time series to determine the size of the Network, the values that the cells may assume, and the transition rules. Results of several experiments are reported and found to be supportive to the method derived.

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This research has benefited from financial support from the Staff Development and Scholarly Activities Committee of Lingnan College, Hong Kong.

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