Multidimensional Scaling, Tree-Fitting, and Clustering

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Science  24 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4468, pp. 390-398
DOI: 10.1126/science.210.4468.390


American mathematical psychologists have developed computer-based methods for constructing representations of the psychological structure of a set of stimuli on the basis of pairwise measures of similarity or confusability. Applications to perceptual and semantic data illustrate how complementary aspects of the underlying psychological structure are revealed by different types of representations, including multidimensional spatial configurations and nondimensional tree-structures or clusterings.

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