ERIC Number: ED143687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Theorem on Clustering Measures.
Crandall, R. E.
In this study assumptions are made concerning the amount of clustering in sequences containing runs of equivalent elements. It is assumed that any valid clustering measure is linear with respect to union of runs and monotone increasing under iterations of clustering operators. With these two assumptions it follows that any such measure is of necessity nonlinear in the run lengths. This requirement rules out many of the commonly used measures. A new measure is developed and discussed especially for recall studies and briefly described for applications to present experiments. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related document, see TM 006 436