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ERIC Number: ED048897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 120
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Classification Analysis.
Ball, Geoffrey H.
Sorting things into groups is a basic intellectual task that allows people to simplify with minimal reduction in information. Classification techniques, which include both clustering and discrimination, provide step-by-step computer-based procedures for sorting things based on notions of generalized similarity and on the "class description" desired. This paper surveys and classifies all classification techniques known to the author. A conceptual framework for considering these techniques is developed. Useful techniques for interpreting and evaluating the results are given. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 716 482, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.