Data Mining pp 63-91 | Cite as

Similarity and Distances



Many data mining applications require the determination of similar or dissimilar objects, patterns, attributes, and events in the data. In other words, a methodical way of quantifying similarity between data objects is required. Virtually all data mining problems, such as clustering, outlier detection, and classification, require the computation of similarity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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