Journal of Classification

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 233–246 | Cite as

A classification of presence/absence based dissimilarity coefficients

  • F. B. Baulieu
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Several desirable order properties for dissimilarity coefficients based on presence/absence of attributes are given and several popular dissimilarity coefficients are examined with respect to these properties. A characterization for rational functions with linear numerator and linear denominator satisfying all of the desirable properties is given.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. B. Baulieu
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  1. 1.Natural and Applied SciencesUniversity of WisconsinGreen BayUSA

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