The paper proposes an approach aimed at detecting optimal model parameter combinations to achieve the most representative description of uncertainty in the model performance. A classification problem is posed to find the regions of good fitting models according to the values of a cost function. Support Vector Machine (SVM) classification in the parameter space is applied to decide if a forward model simulation is to be computed for a particular generated model. SVM is particularly designed to tackle classification problems in high-dimensional space in a non-parametric and non-linear way. SVM decision boundaries determine the regions that are subject to the largest uncertainty in the cost function classification, and, therefore, provide guidelines for further iterative exploration of the model space. The proposed approach is illustrated by a synthetic example of fluid flow through porous media, which features highly variable response due to the parameter values’ combination.
|Title of host publication|| geoENV VII – geostatistics for environmental applications|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the seventh European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications|
|Editors||Peter M. Atkinson, Christopher D. Lloyd|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - May 2010|
|Name||Quantitative geology and geostatistics|