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edit distance (plural edit distances)

  1. (computing theory) Synonym of string distance.
    • 2016, Frederic Sala, Ryan Gabrys, Clayton Schoeny, Lara Dolecek, “Exact Reconstruction from Insertions in Synchronization Codes”, in arXiv[1]:
      We introduce an exact formula for the maximum number of common supersequences shared by sequences at a certain edit distance, yielding an upper bound on the number of distinct traces necessary to guarantee exact reconstruction.