Artificial classification

Related to Artificial classification: natural classification
(Science) an arrangement based on superficial characters, and not expressing the true natural relations species; as, "the artificial system" in botany, which is the same as the Linnæan system.
- Johnson.
(Science) See under Artifitial.

See also: Artificial, Classification

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The advantages of this method is able to directly obtain the optimal clustering results, but in the process of clustering is how to choose the initial classification matrix iterative calculation is difficult, as to analysis and artificial classification is given parameter are also derived not enough.
Rather, a witness may testify, based upon his or her "education, experience, observation or association with that specialty." Thus, "it is the scope of the witness' knowledge and not the artificial classification by title that should govern the threshold question of admissibility.
Fortunately enough, in the case of Gramsci, Le Blanc ignored Anderson's somewhat artificial classification and resolutely included him in the revolutionary Marxist framework.