Package org.apache.commons.text.similarity
Provides algorithms for string similarity.
The algorithms that implement the EditDistance interface follow the same simple principle: the more similar (closer) strings are, lower is the distance. For example, the words house and hose are closer than house and trousers.
The following algorithms are available at the moment:
Cosine Distance
Cosine Similarity
Fuzzy Score
Hamming Distance
JaroWinkler Distance
Levenshtein Distance
Longest Commons Subsequence Distance
The Cosine Distance
utilises a regular expression tokenizer (\w+)
.
And the Levenshtein Distance
's
behaviour can be changed to take into consideration a maximum throughput.
 Since:
 1.0

Interface Summary Interface Description EditDistance<R> Interface for Edit Distances.SimilarityScore<R> Interface for the concept of a string similarity score. 
Class Summary Class Description CosineDistance Measures the cosine distance between two character sequences.CosineSimilarity Measures the Cosine similarity of two vectors of an inner product space and compares the angle between them.EditDistanceFrom<R> This stores aEditDistance
implementation and aCharSequence
"left" string.FuzzyScore A matching algorithm that is similar to the searching algorithms implemented in editors such as Sublime Text, TextMate, Atom and others.HammingDistance The hamming distance between two strings of equal length is the number of positions at which the corresponding symbols are different.JaccardDistance Measures the Jaccard distance of two sets of character sequence.JaccardSimilarity Measures the Jaccard similarity (aka Jaccard index) of two sets of character sequence.JaroWinklerDistance A similarity algorithm indicating the percentage of matched characters between two character sequences.LevenshteinDetailedDistance An algorithm for measuring the difference between two character sequences.LevenshteinDistance An algorithm for measuring the difference between two character sequences.LevenshteinResults Container class to store Levenshtein distance between two character sequences.LongestCommonSubsequence A similarity algorithm indicating the length of the longest common subsequence between two strings.LongestCommonSubsequenceDistance An edit distance algorithm based on the length of the longest common subsequence between two strings.SimilarityScoreFrom<R> This stores aSimilarityScore
implementation and aCharSequence
"left" string.