By Michel Marie Deza,Elena Deza

Distance metrics and distances became a vital instrument in lots of components of natural and utilized arithmetic, and this encyclopedia is the 1st one to regard the topic in full.

The publication looks simply as study intensifies into metric areas and particularly, distance layout for functions. those distances are really the most important, for instance, in computational biology, picture research, speech reputation, and knowledge retrieval.

Here, an review of the sensible questions bobbing up in the course of choice of a "good'' distance functionality has been left apart in prefer of a finished directory of the most to be had distances, a useful gizmo for the gap layout community.

This reader-friendly reference bargains either self reliant introductions and definitions, whereas even as making cross-referencing effortless via hyperlink-like boldfaced references to unique definitions. This high quality booklet is a mixture of reference source and coffee-table book.

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