Equation Counting and the Interpretation of Sensory Data
Author(s)Richards, W.A.; Rubin, J.M.; Hoffman, D.D.
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Many problems in biological information processing require the solution to a complex system of equations in many unknown variables. An equation-counting procedure is described for determining whether such a system of equations will indeed have a unique solution, and under what conditions the solution should be interpreted as "correct". Three examples of the procedure are given for illustration, one for auditory signal processing and two from vision.