A General Approach to Test the Pertinence of a Consensus Classification

  • Guy Cucumel
  • François-Joseph Lapointe
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Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Many techniques have been proposed to combine classifications defined on the same set of objects. All the methods that have been developed are designed to return a solution, but validation of the solution is seldom performed. In this paper we propose a general approach to test the pertinence of a consensus classification and discuss the choices that one has to make at each step of the method.


Branch Length Terminal Node Consensus Method Label Tree Consensus Classification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Cucumel
    • 1
  • François-Joseph Lapointe
    • 2
  1. 1.École des sciences de la gestionUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département de sciences biologiquesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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