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Learning Algebraic Varieties from Samples

Madeleine Weinstein, Paul Breiding, Bernd Sturmfels and Sara Kališnik Verovšek


We seek to determine a real algebraic variety from a fixed finite subset of points. Existing methods are studied and new methods are developed. Our focus lies on aspects of topology and algebraic geometry, such as dimension and defining polynomials. All algorithms are tested on a range of datasets and made available in a Julia package.


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2018 Journal Open Access
Paul Breiding, Sara Kališnik Verovšek, Bernd Sturmfels and Madeleine Weinstein

Learning algebraic varieties from samples

In: Revista matematica complutense, 31 (2018) 3, pp. 545-593