A new concept of higher-order similarity and the role of distance/similarity measures in local classification methods

Roberto Todeschini, Davide Ballabio, Viviana Consonni, Francesca Grisoni

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Abstract

In this paper, a new concept of similarity is introduced with the aim of detecting higher-order similarities among objects, and meta-distances and meta-similarities are derived from it. A total of 100 meta-distances were obtained from a set of ten classical distances and were compared, in terms of classification performances, against classical distance measures. Classification methods based on local similarity analysis and several benchmark datasets were used. In several cases, the non-error rate (NER) of classifiers based on the new meta-distances significantly increased with respect to that of the classical Euclidean distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalChemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems
Volume157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Keywords

  • BNN
  • Classification
  • Distance measures
  • KNN
  • Meta-distances
  • N3
  • Similarity measures

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