Positive and Negative Classes
The classes, $$A,B,AB$$, are called positive classes because they contain all positive attributes. The classes $$\alpha ,\beta ,\alpha \beta $$ are called negative classes because they have negative attributes. The classes $$\alpha B$$ and $$A\beta $$ contain both positive and negative attributes, so they are called mixed or contrary classes.
If we have three attributes $$A,B,C$$ with their opponents or complements as $$\alpha ,\beta $$ and $$\gamma $$, then we can write the different class frequencies as in the table below:

$$A$$

$$\alpha $$




$$C$$

$$\gamma $$

$$C$$

$$\gamma $$

Total

$$B$$

$$\left( {ABC} \right)$$

$$\left( {AB\gamma } \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha BC} \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha B\gamma } \right)$$

$$\left( B \right)$$

$$\beta $$

$$\left( {A\beta C} \right)$$

$$\left( {A\beta \gamma } \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha \beta C} \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha \beta \gamma } \right)$$

$$\left( \beta \right)$$


$$\left( {AC} \right)$$

$$\left( {A\gamma } \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha C} \right)$$

$$\left( {\alpha \gamma } \right)$$


Total

$$\left( A \right)$$

$$\left( \alpha \right)$$

$$n$$

In this table the positive classes are $$A,B,C,AB,AC,BC$$ and $$ABC$$ whereas the negative classes are$$\alpha ,\beta ,\gamma ,\alpha \beta ,\alpha \gamma ,\beta \gamma ,\alpha \beta \gamma $$. All other classes are mixed.
Order of Classes
The order of the class depends upon the number of attributes going into that class. If a certain class can give us information about only one attribute, it is called a class of order one.
The classes $$A,\alpha ,B$$ and $$\beta $$ are the classes of order one and the frequencies$$\left( A \right),\left( \alpha \right)$$, $$\left( B \right)$$ and $$\left( \beta \right)$$ are the frequencies of order one. The classes $$AB,A\beta $$, $$\alpha B$$ and $$\alpha \beta $$ are the classes of order two and the frequencies $$\left( {AB} \right),\left( {A\beta } \right),\left( {\alpha B} \right)$$ and $$\left( {\alpha \beta } \right)$$ are the frequencies of order two. The classes $$ABC,AB\gamma ,\alpha BC$$,$$\alpha B\gamma ,A\beta C$$, $$A\beta \gamma ,\alpha \beta C$$ and $$\alpha \beta \gamma $$ are the classes of order three and $$\left( {ABC} \right)$$, $$\left( {AB\gamma } \right)$$ … $$\left( {\alpha \beta \gamma } \right)$$ are the frequencies of order three. The sample size n does not contain any attributes and is therefore called the frequency of order zero.
Avi
September 11 @ 7:17 pm
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