An algorithm to calculate the edit distances of run-length encoded strings was presented. Runlength-encoding was described as a popular image compression technique used in facsimile transmission or for optical character recognition. The definitions of edit distances, longest common sequences (LCS), run-length encoded strings were also presented.
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2Partially supported by grants from the Binational Science Foundation, HRL Laboratories, the National Science Foundation (CCR-9732221, CCR-0098172), NASA Ames Research Center, Northrop-Grumman Corporation, Sandia National Labs, Seagull Technology, and Sun Microsystems.
1 Partially supported by by the Israel Science Foundation grants 173/98 and 282/01.
* Corresponding author. Partially supported by NSF grants CCR-9610238 and CCR-0104307, by NATO Science Programme grant PST.CLG.977017, by the Israel Science Foundation grants 173/98 and 282/01, by the FIRST Foundation of the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, and by IBM Faculty Partnership Award. E-mail addresses: email@example.com (O. Arbell), firstname.lastname@example.org (G.M. Landau), email@example.com (J.S.B. Mitchell).
- Dynamic programming
- Edit distance
- Run-length compression
- String matching
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Signal Processing
- Information Systems
- Computer Science Applications