"Attribute of systems whose behavior is specified or can be understood better by looking into their past history" (K. KRIPPENDORFF, 1986, p.35).
According to KRIPPENDORFF: "In contrast to state determined systems, predictability of the future states of such systems improves when relying not only on their current state, but on a finite sequence of states preceeding it" (Ibid). He notes the relation to "higher-than-first- order Markov chains" and argues "that all history determined systems are incompletely observed state determined systems and that the recourse to history has heuristic value" (Ibid).
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