Cosine similarity and the Borda rule

Yoko Kawada

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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
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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