# Selection of a Representative Sample

Research paper by Herbert K. H. Lee, Matthew Taddy, Genetha A. Gray

Indexed on: 01 Apr '10Published on: 01 Apr '10Published in: Journal of Classification

#### Abstract

Sometimes a larger dataset needs to be reduced to just a few points, and it is desirable that these points be representative of the whole dataset. If the future uses of these points are not fully specified in advance, standard decision-theoretic approaches will not work. We present here methodology for choosing a small representative sample based on a mixture modeling approach.