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Modelling Asymmetric Similarity with Prominence

Johannesson, Mikael LU (1997)
Abstract
This paper aims to introduce and discuss a geometrically based model, the relative prominence model, which is inspired by Tversky's (1977) finding that a factor behind asymmetric similarity seems to be the "relative prominence". The model proposes that the experienced directed similarity from I to J is proportional to some symmetric similarity measure between I and J, and the quotient between the "prominences" for J and I. Analysis of empirical data from different areas shows that it is possible for a procedure to estimate the parameters of the model quite well. The paper is concluded with a discussion of the differences between the relative prominence model and related models that handle asymmetry in terms of "stimulus bias".
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  abstract     = {This paper aims to introduce and discuss a geometrically based model, the relative prominence model, which is inspired by Tversky's (1977) finding that a factor behind asymmetric similarity seems to be the "relative prominence". The model proposes that the experienced directed similarity from I to J is proportional to some symmetric similarity measure between I and J, and the quotient between the "prominences" for J and I. Analysis of empirical data from different areas shows that it is possible for a procedure to estimate the parameters of the model quite well. The paper is concluded with a discussion of the differences between the relative prominence model and related models that handle asymmetry in terms of "stimulus bias".},
  author       = {Johannesson, Mikael},
  keyword      = {Cognitive Studies},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Modelling Asymmetric Similarity with Prominence},
  year         = {1997},
}