Measure based metrics for aggregated data

Rayward-Smith, V. J. (2011) Measure based metrics for aggregated data. Intelligent Data Analysis, 15 (2). pp. 109-130.

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Aggregated data arises commonly from surveys and censuses where groups of individuals are studied as coherent entities. The aggregated data can take many forms including sets, intervals, distributions and histograms. The data analyst needs to measure the similarity between such aggregated data items and a range of metrics are reported in the literature to achieve this (e.g. the Jaccard metric for sets and the Wasserstein metric for histograms). In this paper, a unifying theory based on measure theory is developed that establishes not only that known metrics are essentially similar but also suggests new metrics.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2022 13:30
DOI: 10.3233/IDA-2010-0459


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