Object structure

Title:

Comparison of Economic and Non-economic Datasets with Categorical Variables in Hierarchical Clustering

Group publication title:

20-th AMSE. Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics. International Scientific Conference: Szklarska Poręba, 30 August- 3 September 2017. Conference Proceedings Full Text Papers

Creator:

Šulc, Zdeněk ; Cibulková, Jana ; Procházka, Jiří ; Matějka, Martin

Subject and Keywords:

economic datasets ; categorical data ; hierarchical clustering ; similarity measures

Description:

20-th AMSE. Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics. International Scientific Conference: Szklarska Poręba, 30 August- 3 September 2017. Conference Proceedings Full Text Papers, s. 461-472

Abstrakt:

The economic datasets have their specifics; they usually describe human behavior or activity, which are difficult to measure. Thus, in comparison to non-economic datasets, they are less consistent. The paper analyzes differences between categorical economic and non-economic datasets in hierarchical clustering (HCA). To achieve this goal, two analyses based on 25 realworld datasets are carried out. In the first one, groups of economic and non-economic datasets are compared from the point of view of their internal characteristics based on HCA results; in the second one, homogenous groups of datasets are recognized and they are further examined by internal characteristics and graphical outputs. For each group of datasets, the most appropriate similarity measures are identified. The results show substantial differences between economic and non-economic datasets, primarily in terms of the within-cluster variability decrease. We were also successful in classification of the examined datasets into easily interpretable groups, for which suitable similarity measures were identified

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2017

Resource Type:

materiały konferencyjne

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

doi:10.15611/amse.2017.20.38

Language:

eng

Relation:

20-th AMSE. Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics. International Scientific Conference: Szklarska Poręba, 30 August- 3 September 2017. Conference Proceedings Full Text Papers

Rights:

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Access Rights:

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Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu