Re: fuzzy search

Will Dwinnell (76743.1740@CompuServe.COM)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:33:41 +0200 (MET DST)

"Can anyone name me a good book or Web page about the topics
"fuzzy search" or "fuzzy string comparison"? Though I am very new
to this, I'm very interested in exchanging experiences about the
topic. You would help me a lot!"

If, by "fuzzy string comparison", you mean string comparison
which can result in something other than "match"/"no match", then
you might consider looking for information on Levenshtein string
distances. Another method, which is very simple, is to simply
count the proportion of exact matches.

Will Dwinnell
Commercial Intelligence