Advances in Data Analysis pp 299-306
VOS: A New Method for Visualizing Similarities Between Objects
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- van Eck N.J., Waltman L. (2007) VOS: A New Method for Visualizing Similarities Between Objects. In: Decker R., Lenz H.J. (eds) Advances in Data Analysis. Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present a new method for visualizing similarities between objects. The method is called VOS, which is an abbreviation for visualization of similarities. The aim of VOS is to provide a low-dimensional visualization in which objects are located in such a way that the distance between any pair of objects reflects their similarity as accurately as possible. Because the standard approach to visualizing similarities between objects is to apply multidimensional scaling, we pay special attention to the relationship between VOS and multidimensional scaling.
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