Hausdorff distance


Definition: A measure of the resemblance of two (fixed) sets of geometric points P and Q, defined as H(P,Q)=max{maxa∈ P minb∈ Q d(a,b), maxa∈ Q minb∈ P d(a,b)} where d(·,·) is the distance metric, usually the Euclidean distance.

Note: Adapted from [AS98, page 437].

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