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題名: Agent-based modelling as a foundation for big data
作者: Chen, Shu-Heng
陳樹衡
Venkatachalam, Ragupathy
貢獻者: 經濟系
關鍵詞: Big data;swarm;prediction markets;information aggregation;agent-based models;abduction
日期: 2017
上傳時間: 2018-12-22 11:59:22 (UTC+8)
摘要: In this article, we propose a process-based definition of big data, as opposed to the size- and technology-based definitions. We argue that big data should be perceived as a continuous, unstructured and unprocessed dynamics of primitives, rather than as points (snapshots) or summaries (aggregates) of an underlying phenomenon. Given this, we show that big data can be generated through agent-based models but not by equationbased models. Though statistical and machine learning tools can be used to analyse big data, they do not constitute a big data-generation mechanism. Furthermore, agentbased models can aid in evaluating the quality (interpreted as information aggregation efficiency) of big data. Based on this, we argue that agent-based modelling can serve as a possible foundation for big data. We substantiate this interpretation through some pioneering studies from the 1980s on swarm intelligence and several prototypical agentbased models developed around the 2000s.
關聯: JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY,24(4), 362-383
資料類型: article
DOI 連結: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1350178X.2017.1388964
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