This is a companion piece to a piece of research currently being done by Christina Zamfirescu of Hunter College about automated survey construction. As cited in the Electronic Journal of Statistics: Electron. J. Statist. 9 (2015), no. 2, 2202–2254. doi:10.1214/15-EJS1067.
The article covers a few examples and transformations in parallel with her work which uses a different method.