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Journal of Classification

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 153–158 | Cite as

A Characterization of Majority Rule for Hierarchies

  • Fred R. McMorrisEmail author
  • Robert C. Powers
Article

Abstract

The majority rule has been a popular method for producing a consensus classification from several different classifications, when the classifications are all on the same set of objects and are structured as hierarchies. In this note, a new axiomatic characterization is proved for this consensus method on hierarchies.

Keywords

Hierarchy Consensus Majority rule 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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