Multidimensional scaling by optimizing goodness of fit to a nonmetric hypothesis

  title={Multidimensional scaling by optimizing goodness of fit to a nonmetric hypothesis},
  author={Joseph B. Kruskal},
  • J. Kruskal
  • Published 1 March 1964
  • Computer Science
  • Psychometrika
Multidimensional scaling is the problem of representingn objects geometrically byn points, so that the interpoint distances correspond in some sense to experimental dissimilarities between objects. In just what sense distances and dissimilarities should correspond has been left rather vague in most approaches, thus leaving these approaches logically incomplete. Our fundamental hypothesis is that dissimilarities and distances are monotonically related. We define a quantitative, intuitively… 

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