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Search for Approximate Matches in Large Databases

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posted on 1984-01-01, 00:00 authored by Eugene Fink, Aaron Goldstein, Philip Hayes, Jaime G. Carbonell
We present a system for indexing large sets of records, and retrieving exact and approximate matches for a given query. We define records, queries, and matches between them, describe an indexing structure for fast identification of exact and approximate matches, and give results of testing the system on a database of hospital patients.


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