Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 239–244


  • T. Margush
  • F. R. McMorris

DOI: 10.1007/BF02459446

Cite this article as:
Margush, T. & McMorris, F.R. Bltn Mathcal Biology (1981) 43: 239. doi:10.1007/BF02459446


It is not unusual for several classifications to be given for the same collection of objects. We present a method, called majority rule, which can be used to define a consensus of these classifications. We also discuss some mathematical properties of this consensus tree.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Margush
    • 1
  • F. R. McMorris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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