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Applications of cluster analysis to some problems of interest to the U.S. Department of State

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Authors
Lamping, James Richard
Subjects
cluster analysis
dissimilarity coefficient
dendrogram
Advisors
Shubert, Bruno
Date of Issue
1973-09
Date
September 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis asserts that Cluster Analysis, or Numerical Taxonomy, has many potential applications in the field of international relations. It demonstrates two representative applications. Both examples treat the nations of the world as objects having measurable attributes, and both examples use selected attributes to produce a dendrogram (or hierarchival classification) of the nations of the world. In one example this dendrogram is used to objectively group the nations into blocs based on external economic ties. In the other example the dendrogram is used to highlight interactions among five attributes, ignoring the identity of individual nations, the same way a scatter plot highlights interactions between two variables.
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Thesis
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Operations Research and Administrative Sciences
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60 p.: ill.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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