Mathematical Social Sciences 30 (1995) 195-205, North-Holland, ELSEVIER
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A fast algorithm for finding matching responses in a survey data table (pdf)

Joseph E. Mullat

The paper addresses an algorithm to perform an analysis on survey data tables with some irreliable entries. The algorithm has almost linear complexity depending on the number of elements in the table. The proposed technique is based on a monotonicity property. An implementation procedure of the algorithm contains a recommendation that might be realistic for clarifying the analysis results.

Keywords: Survey; boolean; data table; matrix.