Journal of Classification

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 265–285

Partitions of Partitions

  • A.D. Gordon
  • M. Vichi

DOI: 10.1007/s003579900034

Cite this article as:
Gordon, A. & Vichi, M. J. of Classification (1998) 15: 265. doi:10.1007/s003579900034


The paper presents methodology for analyzing a set of partitions of the same set of objects, by dividing them into classes of partitions that are similar to one another. Two different definitions are given for the consensus partition which summarizes each class of partitions. The classes are obtained using either constrained or unconstrained clustering algorithms. Two applications of the methodology are described.

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© 1998 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Authors and Affiliations

  • A.D. Gordon
    • 1
  • M. Vichi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of St. AndrewsUK
  2. 2.University of ChietiIT