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Jaccard Index

The Jaccard Index, also known as the Jaccard Coefficient, is a measure of similarity between two sets. It is used to compare the similarity and diversity of sample sets and is defined as the size of the intersection divided by the size of the union of the sets. This metric takes values between 0 and 1, where 0 indicates that the sets have no elements in common and 1 indicates that the sets are identical.

Applications of the Jaccard Index

  1. Data Analysis and Data Mining: It is used to measure the similarity between data sets, such as user profiles, text documents, or genetic sequences.
  2. Recommendation Systems: It helps to find similarities between users or products to provide personalized recommendations.
  3. Computer Vision: It is used to evaluate the accuracy of image segmentations by comparing the pixels of the segmented areas.
  4. Natural Language Processing (NLP): Useful in comparing documents and text analysis to determine the similarity between different texts.

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