The identification of the conditions (features) of a set of data. Features can help select an extrapolation method, as described in Armstrong, Adya and Collopy (2001).
- Armstrong, J. S., M. Adya & F. Collopy (2001),
“Rule-based forecasting: Using judgment in time-series extrapolation,” in J. S. Armstrong
(ed.), Principles of Forecasting. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic