Accession Number:

AD0643404

Title:

ON SELECTING VARIABLES IN SUCCESSION FOR BEST DISCRIMINATION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

INFORMATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This note is a continuation of the work presented in Technical Note No. 4 AD-638 493. In Section 1 of this note an investigation is made as to whether a variable should be included in or rejected from the linear discriminator pattern recognizer when the requirement is that the inclusion of a variable should give a fixed percentage increase to the squared distance. In other words, inclusion of a variable should result in decreasing the probability of misclassification by a fixed amount. In Section 2, the effect of positive and negative correlations of the variables in the discriminator is investigated. The investigation in Section 2 provides insight for the acceptance or rejection of a variable for discrimination. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE