HiTaS: A Heuristic Approach to Cell Suppression in Hierarchical Tables

  title={HiTaS: A Heuristic Approach to Cell Suppression in Hierarchical Tables},
  author={Peter-Paul de Wolf},
  booktitle={Inference Control in Statistical Databases},
The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policies of Statistics Netherlands. This paper describes a heuristic approach to find suppression patterns in tables that exhibit a hierarchical structure in at least one of the explanatory variables. The hierarchical structure implies that there exist (many) sub-totals, i.e., that (many) sub-tables can be constructed. These sub-tables should be protected in such a way that they cannot be used to undo… CONTINUE READING
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