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patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1034 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/431,116
(22) Filed: May 9, 2006
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(60) Provisional application No. 60/679,093, filed on May 9, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 703/2; 703/22; 702/181
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Computer-implemented systems and methods for providing a forecast using time series data that is indicative of a data generation activity occurring over a period of time. Candidate models and candidate input variables are received. For each candidate model, transfer functions are determined for the candidate input variables in order to relate a variable to be forecasted to the time series data. For each candidate model there is a selection of which of the candidate input variables to include in each of the candidate models based upon the determined transfer functions. A model is selected from the candidate models to forecast the time series data using the selected input variables of the selected model.
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