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String comparison with a percentage in accuracy result

Orange Tonik
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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Hello experts,
Is there a certain library that can provide the functionality of comparing two strings and giving a percentage of their matching.

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Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch.

You obviously missed the naming policy on the way in. And Tonik is misspelt.

There probably is, in which case you can find it on Google, but it would be easy to write your own.
Orange Tonik
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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There's a naming policy? Plus my real name's Toni Krause so Tonik is my nickname
Vilmantas Baranauskas
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Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for but check StringUtils.getLevenshteinDistance from apache's commons-lang.


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Amit Ghorpade
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Hi Orange Tonik, welcome to Javaranch,
and yes there is a naming policy you'll find it here.
No matter you use your nickname, but your name should sound real


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fred rosenberger
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when you registered, right above the line where you entered your display name, was the line:
Publicly Displayed Name (This name must conform to our naming policy):
That would seem to imply we have a naming policy.

This policy is strictly enforced. You can always go to this thread to discuss the policy, but i'd advise reading the whole thing first to avoid re-hashing any argument.


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