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Pattern Recognition of Strings With Substitutions, Insertions, Deletions and Generalized Transpositions
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"... We study the problem of recognizing a string Y which is the noisy version of some unknown string X * chosen from a finite dictionary, H. The traditional case which has been extensively studied in the literature is the one in which Y contains substitution, insertion and deletion (SID) errors. Altho ..."
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We study the problem of recognizing a string Y which is the noisy version of some unknown string X * chosen from a finite dictionary, H. The traditional case which has been extensively studied in the literature is the one in which Y contains substitution, insertion and deletion (SID) errors. Although some work has been done to extend the traditional set of edit operations to include the straightforward transposition of adjacent characters 2 [14] the problem is unsolved when the transposed characters are themselves subsequently substituted, as is typical in cursive and typewritten script, in molecular biology and in noisy chaincoded boundaries. In this paper we present the first reported solution to the analytic problem of editing one string X to another, Y using these four edit operations. A scheme for obtaining the optimal edit operations has also been given. Both these solutions are optimal for the infinite alphabet case. Using these algorithms we present a syntactic pattern rec...
Pattern Recognition of Strings Containing Traditional and Generalized Transposition Errors
"... We study the problem of recognizing a string Y which is the noisy version of some unknown string X* chosen from a finite dictionary, H. The traditional case which has been extensively studied in the literature is the one in which Y contains substitution, insertion and deletion (SID) errors. Although ..."
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We study the problem of recognizing a string Y which is the noisy version of some unknown string X* chosen from a finite dictionary, H. The traditional case which has been extensively studied in the literature is the one in which Y contains substitution, insertion and deletion (SID) errors. Although some work has been done to extend the traditional set of edit operations to include the straightforward transposition of adjacent characters 2 [LW75] the problem is unsolved when the transposed characters are themselves subsequently substituted, as is typical in cursive and typewritten script, in molecular biology and in noisy chaincoded boundaries. In this paper we present the first reported solution to the analytic problem of editing one string X to another, Y using these four edit operations. A scheme for obtaining the optimal edit operations has also been given. Both these solutions are optimal for the infinite alphabet case. Using these algorithms we present a syntactic pattern reco...
NORTH HOLLAND String Alignment With Substitution, Insertion, Deletion, Squashing, and Expansion Operations*
"... Let X and Y be any two strings of finite length. The problem of transforming X to Y using the edit operations of substitution, deletion, and insertion has been extensively studied in the literature. The problem can be solved in quadratic time if the edit operations are extended to include the operat ..."
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Let X and Y be any two strings of finite length. The problem of transforming X to Y using the edit operations of substitution, deletion, and insertion has been extensively studied in the literature. The problem can be solved in quadratic time if the edit operations are extended to include the operation of transposition of adjacent characters, and is NPcomplete if the characters can be edited repeatedly. In this paper we consider the problem of transforming X to Y when the set of edit operations is extended to include the squashing and expansion operations. Whereas in the squashing operation two (or more) contiguous characters of X can be transformed into a single character of Y, in the expansion operation a single character in X may be expanded into two or more contiguous characters of Y. These operations are typically found in the recognition of cursive script. A quadratic time solution to the problem has been presented. This solution is optimal for the infinitealphabet case. The strategy to compute the sequence of edit operations is also presented. 1.