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Re^3: similar string matching

by dakkar (Hermit)
on Jul 05, 2004 at 19:41 UTC ( #371964=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: similar string matching
in thread similar string matching

Ehm.. I'm not a biologist, I only know someone... so you almost lost me there.

The BLAST and related algorithms do exactly what you asked for: they find all the possible matches between two sequences, ranking them by 'edit distance', i.e. the number of operations needed to obtain a perfect match.

This is really all I know, for details ask an expert ;-)

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