Accession Number : AD0716482

Title :   Classification Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ball,Geoffrey H.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : 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 :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), (*CLASSIFICATION, STATISTICAL DATA), (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), GAME THEORY, INFORMATION THEORY, DATA PROCESSING, STATISTICAL TESTS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SET THEORY, DECISION THEORY, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE