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From "Rekha Joshi (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LANG-944) Add a feature of SimilarityMatch in StringUtils
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:22:19 GMT


Rekha Joshi updated LANG-944:

    Attachment: LANG-944.1.patch

Thanks Benedikt.
Currently StringUtils has LevenshteinDistance for string distance, but in multiple cases we
need a similarity score.
Attached patch has jaro winkler similarity implementation.Higher score shows more similarity,
and is much helpful in data mining.

StringUtils.getLevenshteinDistance("PENNSYLVANIA", "PENCILVANYA") = 4; which does not give
clearly the similarity ratio.
Now, StringUtils.getSimilarityScore("PENNSYLVANIA", "PENCILVANYA") = 0.87.

> Add a feature of SimilarityMatch in StringUtils 
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LANG-944
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: lang.*
>    Affects Versions: 3.3
>            Reporter: Rekha Joshi
>             Fix For: Patch Needed, Discussion
>         Attachments: LANG-944.1.patch
> Add SimilarityMatch algorithm to evaluate a similarity matching ratio between two strings.
> double matchscore = StringUtils.calculateSimilarityMatching(String s1, String s2)
> I have a patch ready with implementation of similaritymatch.
> This happens to be a usual need in science algorithm and directly using commons lang3
library for these string operation would be neat.

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