Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 13:24:02 -0700
Reply-To: Michael Brundage <brundage@IPAC.CALTECH.EDU>
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From: Michael Brundage <brundage@IPAC.CALTECH.EDU>
Organization: Infrared Processing Analysis Center, Caltech
Subject: Re: "distance" between sequences
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> I need to compare two sequences and produce numerical result which will
> tell how 'close' the sequences are to each other.
> For example:
> 1,2,3 and 1,2,3 should give a high index value - since the sequnces match
> 4,5,6 and 1,2,3 should give a low value.
> I need to be able to get an indication that 1,3,2,4,5 is close to 1,2,3,4,5.
Check out the book by Douglas Hofstadter, Fluid Concepts and Creative
Analogies. The first chapters of that book should be especially helpful