THE TERMINATION OF CERTAIN ITERATIVE PROCESSES,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This note demonstrates that a certain class of iterative processes must terminate. The processes in question arise mostly in automatic classification or botryology as it is sometimes called, and are used for finding clusters of points or objects in a wide variety of spaces. Empirical termination or convergence the terms are loosely used has been observed frequently, but there seems to lack a general statement as to why.
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