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Property of a system whose model is composed of simpler parts. In reconstructability analysis, the analyst obtains data from a system to be analysed for its reconstructability, he hypothesises a generative model and compares the data obtained from both. If the artificial data match those actually observed or if their difference is statistically insignificant, he is justified in saying that the structurally simpler model explains, accounts for, simulates (see simulation), replicates or reconstructs the system which gave rise to the original data. The idea stems from Ashby's constraint analysis. Klir is associated with its formalization and name. (Krippendorff)
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