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Analyzing models for abstraction
Author(s): Frederick K. Frantz
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Paper Abstract

Model abstraction is a method for reducing the complexity of a simulation model while maintaining the validity of the simulation results with respect to the question that the simulation is being used to address. Frantz identified and categorized a number of abstraction techniques drawn from both traditional simulation modeling and more recent approaches such as qualitative simulation and metamodeling. In this paper, we consider how to make practical use of the abstraction concept. We first look at some examples of abstractions to illustrate the concepts and applications of abstractions in the context of actual models. We then generalize these examples to discuss a methodology for using abstractions as the basis for model analysis and design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3083, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276709
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Frederick K. Frantz, New York State Technology Enterprise Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3083:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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