@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7051,
	  title     = {On the Performance of Information Criteria in Latent Segment Models},
	  author    = {Jaime R. S. Fonseca},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Nevertheless the widespread application of finite
mixture models in segmentation, finite mixture model selection is
still an important issue. In fact, the selection of an adequate number
of segments is a key issue in deriving latent segments structures and
it is desirable that the selection criteria used for this end are effective.
In order to select among several information criteria, which may
support the selection of the correct number of segments we conduct a
simulation study. In particular, this study is intended to determine
which information criteria are more appropriate for mixture model
selection when considering data sets with only categorical
segmentation base variables. The generation of mixtures of
multinomial data supports the proposed analysis. As a result, we
establish a relationship between the level of measurement of
segmentation variables and some (eleven) information criteria-s
performance. The criterion AIC3 shows better performance (it
indicates the correct number of the simulated segments- structure
more often) when referring to mixtures of multinomial segmentation
base variables.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Sciences},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {330 - 337},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7051},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/39},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 39, 2010},