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BOUNDS

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Definition:
The range of possible values of a cell in a table of frequency counts where the cell value has been perturbed or suppressed. Where only margins of tables are released it is possible to infer bounds for the unreleased joint distribution. One method for inferring the bounds across a table is known as the Shuttle algorithm.

Source Publication:
Statistics Netherlands, Statistics Canada, Germany FSO, University of Manchester, 2005, Glossary of Statistical Disclosure Control, incorporated in paper presented at Joint UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality, Geneva, 9-11 October 2005.

Cross References:
Shuttle algorithm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, April 03, 2013