Parent represents competing children
This classification rule helps to resolve conflicts when two or more children of the same parent have a classification confidence higher than the global threshold and are closer than the required minimum distance. Instead of leaving the document unclassified, the parent class is used, meaning the parent can represent the children.
The following example shows an example for this rule. The difference in the classification results for the child classes franklin_paris (62.2 %) and franlin_london (52.9%) is lower than the required minimum distance of 10.0%. franklin is the nearest common parent, and becomes the classification result because it is given the highest confidence of all the children.