Artificial Intelligence Methods in the Environmental by Sue Ellen Haupt, Antonello Pasini, Caren Marzban

By Sue Ellen Haupt, Antonello Pasini, Caren Marzban

How can environmental scientists and engineers use the expanding volume of obtainable facts to augment our realizing of planet Earth, its platforms and strategies? This publication describes a number of power ways in response to man made intelligence (AI) concepts, together with neural networks, selection timber, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic.

Part I features a sequence of tutorials describing the tools and the real issues in utilising them. partially II, many useful examples illustrate the facility of those recommendations on genuine environmental problems.

International specialists convey to lifestyles how you can practice AI to difficulties within the environmental sciences. whereas one tradition entwines rules with a thread, one other hyperlinks them with a purple line. therefore, a “red thread“ ties the ebook jointly, weaving a tapestry that photographs the ‘natural’ data-driven AI tools within the mild of the extra conventional modeling ideas, and demonstrating the ability of those data-based methods.

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27) when dealing with discriminant analysis. For regression problems, one usually uses one of these for f (x), and then sets g(x) = x; this combination of f and g allows the network sufficient nonlinearity, while allowing the output of the network to take the full range of values that a continuous target variable usually takes. For classification tasks, ones sets both f and g to some sigmoidal function. These are all common but not universal or absolutely unique choices. Without going into details, we can now see why an MLP can fit (almost) any data.

I usually take some even numbers, but I try to include 0, because a H = 0 network is equivalent to logistic regression – a simple but powerful model that makes for a good benchmark. Now, let us return to Fig. 9 and discuss the boxplots a bit more. Yes, the H = 4 model is producing generally lower prediction errors than the other two models; but what about the spread in these errors, reflected in the range of the box as well as the whiskers? In this case, we are lucky in that there is almost no overlap between neighboring models.

The idea is that the average of all these different overfit models is itself a model that does not overfit. 7 Nonparametric Models The regression equation y = α + βx is called a parametric model of data, not because of the parameters α and β in the equation, but because it cannot fit a wide range of relationships. A nonparametric statistical model generally refers to an algorithm that has sufficient flexibility to capture a wide range of relationships in the data. As such, polynomial regression is a nonparametric model, in spite of the abundance of parameters in it.

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