SimEval - A Tool for Evaluating the Quality of Similarity Functions

Heuser, C.A., Krieser, F.N.A. and Orengo, V.M.

    Approximate data matching applications typically use similarity functions to quantify the degree of likeness between two data instances. There are several similarity functions available, thus, it is often necessary to evaluate a number of them aiming at choosing the function that is more adequate to a specific application. This paper presents a tool that uses average precision and discernability to evaluate the quality of similarity functions over a data set.
Cite as: Heuser, C.A., Krieser, F.N.A. and Orengo, V.M. (2007). SimEval - A Tool for Evaluating the Quality of Similarity Functions. In Proc. Tutorials, posters, panels and industrial contributions at the 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling - ER 2007 Auckland, New Zealand. CRPIT, 83. Grundy, J., Hartmann, S., Laender, A. H. F., Maciaszek, L. and Roddick, J. F., Eds. ACS. 71-76.
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