Two novel uniqueness theorems are derived for the family of hierarchical classes (HICLAS) models, a family of structural decomposition models for N-way N-mode data that imply simultaneous hierarchically organized classifications of all modes involved in the data. The theorems generalize earlier results on binary HICLAS models to the integer- and real-valued cases. In addition, they allow for a shorter and insightful proof of a result on Boolean matrix invertibility that goes back to earlier work of Luce (1952) and Rutherford (1963).
- COMPONENT ANALYSIS
- Hierarchical classes