Definition: Least squares method for autocorrection (Feerd-Hastly method)
UN - Data editing terminology
An automatic correction method in which:
1. the least possible number of data items are changed
2. the changed record is the closest one (measured by the weighted sum of squares of deviations of the changed data) to the original (incorrect) record.
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), The Knowledge Base on Statistical Data Editing, Online glossary developed by the UNECE Data Editing Group, 2000