Cosine similarity and the Borda rule

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Cosine similarity is a commonly used similarity measure in computer science. We apply this similarity measure to define a voting rule, namely, the cosine similarity rule. This rule selects a social ranking that maximizes cosine similarity between the social ranking and a given preference profile. Our main finding is that the cosine similarity rule in fact coincides with the Borda rule.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1

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Cosine similarity and the Borda rule. / Kawada, Yoko.

In: Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.06.2018.

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