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Correcting Jaccard and other similarity indices for chance agreement in cluster analysis


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  • Ahmed Albatineh


  • Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj


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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Advances in Data Analysis and Classification.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (October)
    Pages: 179-200

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:advdac:v:5:y:2011:i:3:p:179-200

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    Keywords: Similarity indices; Matching counts matrix; Correction for chance agreement; Jaccard index; Cluster analysis; Comparing partitions; 62H30;

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    1. J. Gower & P. Legendre, 1986. "Metric and Euclidean properties of dissimilarity coefficients," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 5-48, March.
    2. Tom Snijders & Maarten Dormaar & Wijbrandt Schuur & Chantal Dijkman-Caes & Ger Driessen, 1990. "Distribution of some similarity coefficients for dyadic binary data in the case of associated attributes," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 5-31, March.
    3. Lawrence Hubert & Phipps Arabie, 1985. "Comparing partitions," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 193-218, December.
    4. Ahmed Albatineh & Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj, 2011. "MCS: A Method for Finding the Number of Clusters," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 184-209, July.
    5. Saxena, P. C. & Navaneetham, K., 1993. "Comparison of Chernoff-type face and non-graphical methods for clustering multivariate observations," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 63-79, January.
    6. Ahmed N. Albatineh & Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj & Daniel Mihalko, 2006. "On Similarity Indices and Correction for Chance Agreement," Journal of Classification, Springer, vol. 23(2), pages 301-313, September.
    7. Stephen Johnson, 1967. "Hierarchical clustering schemes," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 241-254, September.
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    1. Isabella Morlini & Sergio Zani, 2012. "Dissimilarity and similarity measures for comparing dendrograms and their applications," Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 85-105, July.
    2. Daniel Baier & Ines Daniel & Sarah Frost & Robert Naundorf, 2012. "Image data analysis and classification in marketing," Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, Springer, vol. 6(4), pages 253-276, December.


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