I am working on my assignment in which i have to mention 5 similarity measures for categorical and continuous data in data mining. As a beginner I tried my best and found SQUARE DISTANCE,EUCLIDEAN AND MANHATTAN measures for continuous data.The point where i stuck is measures for categorical data. Could any one please tell me the names of similarity measures for categorical data.

  • $\begingroup$ You mean for categorical data? $\endgroup$ – JahKnows May 4 '19 at 5:28
  • $\begingroup$ @JahKnows yes i meant categorical data $\endgroup$ – Noman marwat May 4 '19 at 5:46
  • $\begingroup$ @JahKnows also correct me about measures for continuous data that i mention in question if i am wrong. $\endgroup$ – Noman marwat May 4 '19 at 5:50
  • $\begingroup$ There is a paper that outlines similarity measures for categorical data: pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c654/… $\endgroup$ – AlexK May 4 '19 at 7:01
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexK thank you but there is only one measure (overlap distance) is mentioned.I found 12 to 15 more measures for categorical data, now i have to quote one example for any 2 measures and i am searching for last 2 hours but could not found any simple and clear example $\endgroup$ – Noman marwat May 4 '19 at 11:22

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