@MISC{Hirschberg97serialcomputations, author = {Dan Hirschberg}, title = {Serial Computations of Levenshtein Distances}, year = {1997} }

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sequence (LCS) of those strings. If D is the simple Levenshtein distance between two strings having lengths m and n, SES is the length of the shortest edit sequence between the strings, and L is the length of an LCS of the strings, then SES = D and L = (m + n 0D)=2. We will focus on the problem of determining the length of an LCS and also on the related problem of recovering an LCS. Another related problem, which will be discussed in Chapter 7, is that of approximate string matching, in which it is desired to locate all positions within string y which begin an approximation to string x containing at most D errors (insertions or deletions). 124 SERIAL COMPUTATIONS OF LEVENSHTEIN DISTANCES procedure CLASSIC( x,<