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Text.LevenshteinDistance

Calculates the string distance.

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MBS( "Text.LevenshteinDistance"; a; b )   More

(old name: String.LevenshteinDistance)

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
a First text string. "Hello"
b Second text string. "Hallo"

Result

Returns difference.

Description

Calculates the string distance.
Value is normalized, so 0.0 is equal text and 1.0 is totally unequal.

see also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance

Examples

Calculate difference between two strings:

MBS( "Text.LevenshteinDistance"; "Hello"; "Hallo" )

Example result: 0.2

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 19th July 2017


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