Chapter 7 complements Chap.
in presenting similarity topics, extending similarity measures to more complex case representations. We focus mainly on structural similarities tailored to complex object representations. We follow case representations given in Chap.
, Case Representations, and include additional ones. This is intended as a help in choosing an adequate similarity measure for more complex situations. We considered taxonomy-oriented, object-oriented and graph-oriented measures, and also additional aspects such as relations and many-valued attributes. The graph-oriented measures are applied to process similarities. A different view is taken on time series when DTW is discussed for comparing time sequences. Readers of this chapter are expected to have a basic understanding of CBR, which can be obtained in Part I; we recommend reading of Chaps.
as well. With this previous understanding, readers can select certain sections depending on their application interests and on the chosen representation methods.