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Author Topic: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release  (Read 484 times)

Ath

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NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:19 AM »
NANY 2019 Entry Information

Application Name StringSimilarity
Version 1.3.0.0
Short Description Compare 2 strings/texts giving a distance/proximity score using several algorithms
Supported OSes Windows 7 or newer (.NET 4.5 or newer required)
Web Page StringSimilarity page
Download Location StringSimilarity page
System Requirements
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • .NET 4.5 or newer
Version History
  • 2018-11-24 1.3.0.0: Added Load from (txt) file feature.
  • 2018-11-11 1.2.0.0: NANY Release. Show all algorithm results in a grid
  • 2018-10-26 1.1.0.0: (not released) Added extra algorithms, restore screen size/position and settings.
  • 2018-10-24 1.0.0.0: Initial release
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Description
As a response to a request by HelmutWe I searched and found an algorithm that seemed to match the request, and folded that into a C#/WinForms application.
After adding a few similar but different algorithms, also found on the internet, and re-shaping the UI a bit to handle larger texts and a results grid, the current incarnation is now available.

Used algorithms and sources:
AlgorithmSource
Jaro-WinklerRonnie Overby's Jaro-Winkler
Damerau-LevenshteinWicked Shimmy's Damerau Levenshtein
F23 Sorensen-dice coefficientFeature 23's StringSimilarity.NET library
F23 Cosine similarity(see above)
F23 Jaccard index(see above)
F23 Normalized Levenshtein(see above)

Features
Compare 2 strings/texts and calculate their similarity.

Planned Features
Allow to select 2 files and determine their similarity

Requested features
Make available as separate dll for use from other tools (undecided yet)

Screenshots
Initial screen:
StringSimilarity-1.2.0-initial.png

Comparing Similarity and Simelarity
StringSimilarity-1.2.0-similarity.png

Usage
Installation
- Unzip the file to it's own directory
- Run the exe
(A settings.xml file will be created when closing the application)

Using the Application
- Enter some texts to compare
- Select desired options
- Results are updated immediately when both strings are non-empty
- Results can be sorted by clicking a column title

Uninstallation
- Close the application
- Remove all files

Known Issues
To be reported by users, none so far...
« Last Edit: November 24, 2018, 08:05 AM by Ath, Reason: Updated to 1.3.0 »

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Re: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 05:20 AM »
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« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 05:27 AM by Ath »

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Re: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 05:35 AM »
very nice  :up:

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Re: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 05:59 AM »
I love such stuff, cool project!
Thankyou for wrapping it up so far!

Is a export things to dll planned? ...for programmers reachable by Api with functions you let us use...
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
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Re: NANY 2019 - StringSimilarity - Release
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 08:15 AM »
StringSimilarity has been updated to 1.3.0, adding the ability to load text from txt files (*.txt or *.*), no file-content check!

Also, the download has been moved to my DCMembers space, link available from the first post, above.



Is a export things to dll planned?
Haven't decided on this request yet, as it's quite a bit of work for such a small feature-set :huh:
What would you want to use it for? Or would a command-line enabled version (with somewhat formatted output) suffice?