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Hilbert Series, Machine Learning, and Applications to Physics

Bao, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-9583-1696, He, Y-H. ORCID: 0000-0002-0787-8380, Hirst, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-1699-4399 , Hofscheier, J., Kasprzyk, A. & Majumder, S. (2022). Hilbert Series, Machine Learning, and Applications to Physics. Physics Letters B, 827, 136966. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2022.136966


We describe how simple machine learning methods successfully predict geometric properties from Hilbert series (HS). Regressors predict embedding weights in projective space to ${\sim}1$ mean absolute error, whilst classifiers predict dimension and Gorenstein index to $>90\%$ accuracy with ${\sim}0.5\%$ standard error. Binary random forest classifiers managed to distinguish whether the underlying HS describes a complete intersection with high accuracies exceeding $95\%$. Neural networks (NNs) exhibited success identifying HS from a Gorenstein ring to the same order of accuracy, whilst generation of 'fake' HS proved trivial for NNs to distinguish from those associated to the three-dimensional Fano varieties considered.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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