Scientific Data Ranking Methods

Theory and Applications

Edited by

  • Manuela Pavan, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Varese), Italy
  • Roberto Todeschini, Milano Chemometrics and QSAR Research Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

This volume presents the basic mathematics of ranking methods through a didactic approach and the integration of relevant applications. Ranking methods can be applied in several different fields, including decision support, toxicology, environmental problems, proteomics and genomics, analytical chemistry, food chemistry, and QSAR.
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Researchers in several scientific fields, such as Research Centres and Universities, Governmental Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies, Health Control Organizations, Environmental Control Organizations


Book information

  • Published: November 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53020-2

Table of Contents

Preface by Manuela Pavan and Roberto TodeschiniChapter 1 Introduction to Ranking Methodsby L.A. Sarabia, M.S. Sánchez and M.C. OrtizChapter 2Total Order Ranking Methodsby M. Pavan and R. TodeschiniChapter 3Partial Ordering and Hasse Diagrams: Applications in Chemistry and Softwareby Rainer Brüggemann, Kristina Voigt and Stefan PudenzChapter 4Partial Ordering and Prioritizing Polluted Sitesby Lars CarlsenChapter 5Similarity/Diversity Measure for Sequentia Data based on Hasse Matrices : Theory and Applicationsby A. Mauri and D. DallabioChapter 6The Interplay between Partial Ranking and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships by Lars CarlsenChapter 7Semi-Subordination Sequences in Multi-Measure Priorization Problemsby W.L. Myers adn G.P. PatilChapter 8Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Methods: A Tool for Assessing River Ecosystem Health using Functional Macroinvertebrate Traitsby Sergio Canobbio, Valeria Mezzanotte, Davide Ballabio and Manuela PavanChapter 9The DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) Softwareby A. Manganaro, D. Ballabio, V. Consonni, A. Mauri, M. Pavan and R. Todeschini