[R] string edit distance

David Meyer david.meyer at wu-wien.ac.at
Tue Apr 10 13:54:04 CEST 2007

It's in package cba (sdists()).



I have a column of words, for example


and I am interested in creating a matrix that contains the string
edit distances between each pair of words.  I am this close  -> '  '
<-   to writing the algorithm myself (which will allow for different
variations on the string edit rules, indels, plus or minus
transpositions, and possibly some variations on that), but I figured
I'd see if anyone on the list has any experience with this and might
already have some shoulders for me to stand on.

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