A Fingerprint Method for Scientific Data Verification

  • Micah Altman


This article discusses an algorithm (called "UNF") for verifying digital data matrices. This algorithm is now used in a number of software packages and digital library projects. We discuss the details of the algorithm, and offer an extension for normalization of time and duration data.


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  • Micah Altman
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  1. 1.Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridge

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