A Distance for Partially Labeled Trees
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In a number of practical situations, data have structure and the relations among its component parts need to be coded with suitable data models. Trees are usually utilized for representing data for which hierarchical relations can be defined. This is the case in a number of fields like image analysis, natural language processing, protein structure, or music retrieval, to name a few. In those cases, procedures for comparing trees are very relevant. An approximate tree edit distance algorithm has been introduced for working with trees labeled only at the leaves. In this paper, it has been applied to handwritten character recognition, providing accuracies comparable to those by the most comprehensive search method, being as efficient as the fastest.
KeywordsTree edit distance approximate distances qtrees
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