Algoritms for "fuzzy matching" strings

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Published on 2010-05-23T11:29:37Z Indexed on 2010/05/23 11:50 UTC
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By fuzzy matching I don't mean similar strings by Levenshtein distance or something similar, but the way it's used in TextMate/Ido/Icicles: given a list of strings, find those which include all characters in the search string, but possibly with other characters between, preferring the best fit.

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