A General Weighted Two-Way Dissimilarity Coefficient

  title={A General Weighted Two-Way Dissimilarity Coefficient},
  author={Trevor F. Cox and Michael A. A. Cox},
  journal={Journal of Classification},
Choosing dissimilarity/similarity (proximity) measures for mixed data is not always easy. Gower (1971) has suggested a measure which has become popular in practical applications. This paper suggests an extension to his measure for calculating pairwise dissimilarities for individuals (objects) which also simultaneously produces a set for the variables. The definition of the dissimilarities incorporates the automatic weighting of individuals and variables. The dissimilarities can be used for… CONTINUE READING