Classification and Dissimilarity Analysis

  • Bernard Van Cutsem

Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 93)

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Classifying objects according to their likeness seems to have been a step in the human process of acquiring knowledge, and it is certainly a basic part of many of the sciences. Historically, the scientific process has involved classification and organization particularly in sciences such as botany, geology, astronomy, and linguistics. In a modern context, we may view classification as deriving a hierarchical clustering of objects. Thus, classification is close to factorial analysis methods and to multi-dimensional scaling methods. It provides a mathematical underpinning to the analysis of dissimilarities between objects.


Analysis of dissimilarity Classification Cluster analysis calculus differential equation exponential function

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Van Cutsem
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Modélisation et CalculInstitut IMAGGrenoble Cedex 9France

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-94400-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2686-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0325
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