Some Inequalities Between Distance Measures for Feature Evaluation

Godfried T. Toussaint

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Some inequalities are derived between the Kullback divergence, the Bhattacharyya coefficient, the Matusita distance, and the Kolmogorov variational distance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-410
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1972


  • Bhattacharyya coefficient
  • Kolmogorov variational distance
  • Kullback divergence
  • Matusita distance
  • distance measures
  • evaluation
  • feature
  • interset feature selection criteria
  • pattern recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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