Accession Number : AD0708678

Title :   TYPOLOGY OF EMPIRICAL ATTRIBUTES. DISSIMILARITY LINKAGE ANALYSIS (DLA).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE

Personal Author(s) : Dubin,Robert ; Champoux,Joseph E.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Dissimilarity linkage analysis (DLA) is a simple procedure for developing a typology from empirical attributes that permits the clustering of entities. First the procedure develops a taxonomy of types from empirical attributes possessed by entities in the sample. Second, the procedure assigns entities to one, and only one, type in the taxonomy. This two-step procedure clearly contrasts with many existing clustering techniques that are concerned only with the second step of the two-stage procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, CLASSIFICATION), (*STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PATTERN RECOGNITION), IDENTIFICATION, SET THEORY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PROBABILITY, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), RELIABILITY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE