Accession Number:

AD0726475

Title:

Chronological Ordering of Archeological Deposits by the Minimum Path Length Method,

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Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

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Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A new method of ordering archeological deposits, called the minimum path length method, is introduced and discussed in relation to previous work on the problem. Among its advantages are easy computability, independence of input order, and minimization of a reasonably intuitive function of the similarity matrix. Also when the similarity matrix is a Robinson matrix, which is perfect data for this problem the minimum path length permutation yields the Robinson order which is the correct order for a Robinson matrix. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE