With cluster analysis, sometimes we want to assign meaning to the nature of the identified clusters. This is subjective and often done by a single person (or very few people) with perhaps some additional post hoc interpretion by a collaborator or reviewer, etc. Surely it is better to share the results from a cluster analysis with a larger group of experts and then elicit their collective interpretation of results.
My question is: What methods exist to arrive at a consensus from a group of experts regarding their interpretion of a cluster analysis?
For example, I have been able to find published uses of cluster analysis to analyze data from a consensus analysis, but not the other way around!
My question has some relation to, but is distinct from, the challenge of assigning priors to the parameters of a distribution based cluster method.
Any suggestions regarding terminology to use in my search would also be helpful.