Over the past few decades correspondence analysis has gained an international reputation as a powerful statistical tool for the graphical analysis of contingency tables. This popularity stems from its development and application in many European countries, especially France, and its use has spread to English speaking nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Its growing popularity amongst statistical practitioners, and more recently those disciplines where the role of statistics is less dominant, demonstrates the importance of the continuing research and development of the methodology. The aim of this paper is to highlight the theoretical, practical and computational issues of simple correspondence analysis and discuss its relationship with recent advances that can be used to graphically display the association in two-way categorical data.
"Simple Correspondence Analysis: A Bibliographic Review." Internat. Statist. Rev. 72 (2) 257 - 284, august 2004.