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Fig. 2. 0 \ T The members of Class A and Class B both with unimodal density functions may be separated by use of one threshold, T. The following notation will be used frequently in the remaining part of this report. The probability density function for members of Clas s A is called fA= mean a and the variance J:rA. f,,(3 1); fA has the The members of Class B have the density function fs=fs(E. 1)with mean b and variance o-~. ,". , are usually unknown to the designer. Q'O'A , and O"sobtained from the normalized histograms.
I is the average information about class membership given by the attribute just like G1 (Lewis 1962). When a set of attributes is used there is the possibility that the percentage of misclassification becomes very large for the members of one of the classes. To overcome this problem the concept of the quantity D is introduced. D~. is defined as the number of attributes that separate members of C~ and C. "well" in some appropriate sense. With this method the set of p (or fewer) attributes is selected so that the Nc(N c -1)/2 D-val ues all exceed a certain specified minimum; the designer will try to select the p attributes in a manner so that the smallest D~.
If IP(I) is close to or exceeds IPS, S1 is said to be an effective set of p attributes. zation and (what is usually less important) on the index of performance. If a set of p attributes is to be effective, it is necessary (1) that the members of each clas s tend to cluster at certain locations in the p-dirnensional space, and (2) that no two clusters from the Nc sets of clusters coincide. What is less obvious but also important especially for large p-values is that (3) each of the Nc probability densities be essentially unimodal or at least not essentially disjointed so that Nc populations can be well separated by p-dimensional surfaces of simple form.