Means of the multisets theory are considered as a way of the problem formalization problem of competitive intelligence process. Competitive intelligence process and hierarchical clustering procedure are compared. The example of clustering procedure using in the competitive intelligence process relating to firms-competitors is given.
competitive intelligence, multiset, clustering procedure, dendrogram
"Yerarkhycheskaia klasteryzatsyia multymnozhestv v protsesse konsolydatsyy ynformatsyy" ,
Information Processing Systems,