Accession Number : AD0690728

Title :   ON THE NUMBER OF CATEGORIES FOR CLASSIFICATION,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Hoyle,W. G.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : It is shown that under certain restrictions, n items should be classified into square root of n categories if the amount of information (in the Shannon sense) needed to retrieve them is to be a minimum. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLASSIFICATION, OPTIMIZATION), NUMBERS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, CANADA

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE