Some Comments on the GUHA Procedures

  • T. Havránek
Part of the Medizinische Informatik und Statistik book series (MEDINFO, volume 26)


The GUHA procedures are procedures of exploratory data analysis joined by a philosophy of direct interpretability of results and exhaustive search in a defined set of possible statements about data. The appropriate mathematical theory uses means of computer science and mathematical logic. Computer implemented GUHA procedures work mainly with categorical data, but this restriction is not theoretically substantial. In the present paper the philosophy of GUHA procedures is illustrated by a particular GUHA procedure COLLAPS for identifying sources of dependence in two-way frequency tables. Some statistical aspects of this procedure are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Havránek
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  1. 1.Center of BiomathematicsCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha 4Czech Republic

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