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Derive the recurrence equation of the cost function for editihing a given string

Please tell me - How to derive the recurrence equation of the cost function for editing a given string as a solution by dp?

asked 24 Mar '17, 22:20

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I am not sure, but is this what you're looking for?

It gave a good definition for recursive nature (I copy-pasted the img below)

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BTW, another Q for you to think now. What would you do if I state that that costs are not same, i.e. cost of removing a character, replacing a character and adding a character aren't same?

Also, what if more possibilities were added? (I think one of the DEC Long Q had tweaked this by "additionally, you can swap two characters"...)


answered 25 Mar '17, 01:10

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edited 25 Mar '17, 01:16

I am not sure but i think it can be

for each i=1...m for each j=1...n D(i,j)=min{D(i-1,j)+1 D(i,j-1)+1 D(i-1,j-1) + 2; {if x[i] not equal y[j] 0; if x[i] = y[j]


answered 18 Apr '17, 20:38

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