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lev·en·shtein dis·tance

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  1. Levenshtein distance(Noun)

    The number of edits (replacements, deletions and insertions) required to change one string into another.

    Etymology: Named for w:Vladimir Levenshtein, Russian mathematician.


  1. Levenshtein distance

    In information theory and computer science, the Levenshtein distance is a string metric for measuring the difference between two sequences. Informally, the Levenshtein distance between two words is the minimum number of single-character edits required to change one word into the other. The phrase edit distance is often used to refer specifically to Levenshtein distance. It is named after Vladimir Levenshtein, who considered this distance in 1965. It is closely related to pairwise string alignments.

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  1. levenshteindistance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of levenshtein distance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of levenshtein distance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • расстояние ЛевенштейнаRussian
  • 莱文施泰因距离Chinese

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