Walters-Williams, Janett and Li, Yan (2010) Comparative study of distance functions for nearest neighbors. In: Elleithy, Khaled, (ed.) Advanced techniques in computing sciences and software engineering. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 79-84. ISBN 978-90-481-3659-9
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Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/r7947579w5p71526/
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-3660-5_14
Many learning algorithms rely on distance metrics to receive their input data. Research has shown that these metrics can improve the performance of these algorithms. Over the years an often popular function is the Euclidean function. In this paper, we investigate a number of different metrics proposed by different communities, including Mahalanobis, Euclidean, Kullback-Leibler and Hamming distance. Overall, the best-performing method is the Mahalanobis distance metric.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)|
|Additional Information:||Chapter 14. Permanent restrcited access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Advanced Techniques in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering includes selected papers form the conference proceedings of the International Conference on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering (SCSS 2008) which was part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 2008).|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Kullback-Leibler distance, Euclidean distance, Mahalanobis distance, Manhattan distance, Hamming distance, Minkowski distance, nearest neighbor|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining|
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2011 16:43|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 12:28|
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