[Fwd: Data Metrics]

Catherine DANG AN NINH (c.dangan@essaim.univ-mulhouse.fr)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 16:44:30 +0200 (MET DST)

Camilo wrote:

> Hi Will,
>
> I have been working on a general theory that would include all kinds of
> data types. Could you tell me about a book or papers in which these topics
> are studied at length?
>
> 1._ "distance metrics" and "similarity measures" in multivariate statistics
> 2._ Euclidean distance (also known as geometric or L-1 distance),
> 3._ Manhattan distance (also known as city-block, absolute, maximum or
> L-infinity distance), and
> 4._ Mahalanobis distance.
> 5._ Purely nominal data is sometimes compared using string distances like
> the Levenshtein distance.
>

Hi Camillo,

there is a excellent tutorial in pattern recognition :
http://www-engr.sjsu.edu/~knapp/HCIRODPR/PR_home.htm
where you will find all the essential references (devijver, duda, fukunaga : your
distance metric problem is indeeed treated).

here is a list of research sites which can be usefull if you want to study
deeper :
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/index.html
http://www.ncstrl.org/

good luck.
Catherine

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