Quantifying self-organization with optimal wavelets
1 Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts - Belgrade, 11000, Serbia
2 Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča, University of Belgrade - P.O. Box 522, Belgrade, 11001, Serbia
Received: 6 December 2012
Accepted: 8 May 2013
An optimal wavelet basis is used to develop a quantitative, experimentally applicable criterion for self-organization. The choice of the optimal wavelet is based on the model of self-organization in the wavelet tree. The framework of the model is founded on the wavelet-domain hidden Markov model and the optimal wavelet basis criterion for self-organization. The principle assumes increase in statistical complexity considered as the information content necessary for maximally accurate prediction of the system's dynamics. The causal states and the wavelet machine (w-machine) are defined in analogy with the ϵ-machine constructed as the unique, minimal, predictive model of the process. The method, presented here for the one-dimensional data, concurrently performs superior denoising and may be easily generalized to higher dimensions.
PACS: 05.65.+b – Self-organized systems / 02.50.Ga – Markov processes / 89.75.Fb – Structures and organization in complex systems
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