Scientific Data Ranking Methods

Scientific Data Ranking Methods

Theory and Applications

1st Edition - November 17, 2008

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  • Editors: Manuela Pavan, Roberto Todeschini
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530202
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080931937

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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.

Key Features

. Covers a wide range of applications, from the environment and toxicology to DNA sequencing
. Incorporates contributions from renowned experts in the field
. Meets the increasing demand for literature concerned with ranking methods and their applications


Researchers in several scientific fields, such as Research Centres and Universities, Governmental Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies, Health Control Organizations, Environmental Control Organizations

Table of Contents

  • Preface by Manuela Pavan and Roberto Todeschini

    Chapter 1
    Introduction to Ranking Methods
    by L.A. Sarabia, M.S. Sánchez and M.C. Ortiz

    Chapter 2
    Total Order Ranking Methods
    by M. Pavan and R. Todeschini

    Chapter 3
    Partial Ordering and Hasse Diagrams: Applications in Chemistry and Software
    by Rainer Brüggemann, Kristina Voigt and Stefan Pudenz

    Chapter 4
    Partial Ordering and Prioritizing Polluted Sites
    by Lars Carlsen

    Chapter 5
    Similarity/Diversity Measure for Sequentia Data based on Hasse Matrices : Theory and Applications
    by A. Mauri and D. Dallabio

    Chapter 6
    The Interplay between Partial Ranking and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships
    by Lars Carlsen

    Chapter 7
    Semi-Subordination Sequences in Multi-Measure Priorization Problems
    by W.L. Myers adn G.P. Patil

    Chapter 8
    Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Methods: A Tool for Assessing River Ecosystem Health using Functional Macroinvertebrate Traits
    by Sergio Canobbio, Valeria Mezzanotte, Davide Ballabio and Manuela Pavan

    Chapter 9
    The DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) Software
    by A. Manganaro, D. Ballabio, V. Consonni, A. Mauri, M. Pavan and R. Todeschini

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2008
  • Published: November 17, 2008
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530202
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080931937

About the Series Volume Editors

Manuela Pavan

Affiliations and Expertise

European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Varese), Italy

Roberto Todeschini

Affiliations and Expertise

Milano Chemometrics and QSAR Research Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

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