Once trained on a portion of the data, the system's ability to perform prediction was tested on the remainder of the sequence. Once again, the pdf allows us to compute an estimated for any given short term memory. The expectation was used to predict and not the arg max since it is the least squares estimator. The prediction was then compared to the true result in the future of the time series and RMS errors were computed. Of course, the system only observed the immediate past reaction of both user A and user B which is contained in . Thus, the values are effectively being used to compute . In addition, the system is predicting the immediate reaction of both users (A and B) in the whole vector. For comparison, RMS errors are shown against the nearest neighbour and constant velocity estimates. The nearest neighbour estimate merely assumes that and the constant velocity assumes that .
Table 9.2 depicts the RMS errors on the test interaction and these suggest that the system is a better instantaneous predictor than the above two methods. Therefore, it should be useful as a Kalman filter-type of predictor for helping tracking systems.