## Searching in Metric Spaces (1999)

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@MISC{Chavez99searchingin,

author = {Edgar Chavez and Gonzalo Navarro and Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Jose Luis Marroquin},

title = {Searching in Metric Spaces},

year = {1999}

}

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### Abstract

The problem of searching the elements of a set which are close to a given query element under some similarity criterion has a vast number of applications in many branches of computer science, from pattern recognition to textual and multimedia information retrieval. We are interested in the rather general case where the similarity criterion defines a metric space, instead of the more restricted case of a vector space. A large number of solutions have been proposed in different areas, in many cases without cross-knowledge. Because of this, the same ideas have been reinvented several times, and very different presentations have been given for the same approaches. We