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Algorithmica

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 205-222

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A constrained edit distance between unordered labeled trees

  • Kaizhong ZhangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario

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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of computing a constrained edit distance between unordered labeled trees. The problem of approximate unordered tree matching is also considered. We present dynamic programming algorithms solving these problems in sequential timeO(|T 1|×|T 2|×(deg(T 1)+deg(T 2))× log2(deg(T 1)+deg(T 2))). Our previous result shows that computing the edit distance between unordered labeled trees is NP-complete.

Key words

Unordered trees Constrained edit distance Approximate tree matching