ERIC Number: ED048897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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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)
Descriptors: Classification, Cluster Grouping, Computers, Correlation, Information Retrieval, Information Theory, Pattern Recognition, Search Strategies
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.