Attribute weighting and differential weighting, two major mechanisms for computing context-dependent similarity or dissimilarity measures are studied and compared. A dissimilarity measure based on subset size in the context is proposed and its metrization and application are given. It is also shown that while all attribute weighting dissimilarity measures are metrics differential weighting dissimilarity measures are usually non-metric.
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AUTHOR = "Yizong Cheng
TITLE = "Context-Dependent Similarity",
BOOKTITLE = "Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 6 Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-90)",
PUBLISHER = "Elsevier Science",
ADDRESS = "Amsterdam, NL",
YEAR = "1990",
PAGES = "41--47"