Algorithm - Continuous Algorithms

Continuous Algorithms

The adjective "continuous" when applied to the word "algorithm" can mean:

  1. An algorithm operating on data that represents continuous quantities, even though this data is represented by discrete approximations—such algorithms are studied in numerical analysis; or
  2. An algorithm in the form of a differential equation that operates continuously on the data, running on an analog computer.

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Hidden Markov Model - Extensions
... themselves can either be discrete (typically generated from a categorical distribution) or continuous (typically from a Gaussian distribution) ... Hidden Markov models can also be generalized to allow continuous state spaces ... the Kalman filter) however, in general, exact inference in HMMs with continuous latent variables is infeasible, and approximate methods must be used, such as the extended Kalman filter or the particle filter ...

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