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Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. Vasil D. Simeonov

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vac022.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Simeonov, V. D. 2013. Classification . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

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  1. University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


The aim of a classification procedure for environmental studies is to reveal similarities (or dissimilarities) between groups of objects (e.g., sampling sites or sampling periods), characterized by the values of a set of variables (e.g., chemical or physical parameters, analytes).


  • classification;
  • cluster analysis;
  • principal components analysis;
  • self-organizing maps;
  • density-based clustering