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  1. are a class of textual based metrics resulting in a similarity or dissimilarity (distance) score between two pairs of text strings for approximate matching or comparison and in fuzzy string searching

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  2. For example the strings "Sam" and "Samuel" can be considered (although not the same) to a degree similar

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  3. provides a floating point number indicating an algorithm-specific indication of similarity

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  4. The most widely known (although rudimentary) string metric is Levenshtein Distance (also known as Edit Distance), which operates between two input strings, returning a score equivalent to the number of substitutions and deletions needed in order to t

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  5. Simplistic string metrics such as Levenshtein distance have expanded to include phonetic, token, grammatical and character-based methods of statistical comparisons

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