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The Earth Mover's Distance is a well-known distance measure employed in various domains, especially for contentbased retrieval in multimedia databases. However, the distance evaluation is a considerably expensive task and thus for large multimedia databases, efficient query processing becomes a challenging problem. In this paper, we introduce a parameterized version of the Earth Mover's Distance that can be used by database experts to change the distance distribution in the derived distancedoi:10.1145/1995412.1995438 dblp:conf/sisap/LokocBSS11 fatcat:g6atnpvfbzar3prquiv2n4iyly