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**A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation.** / Ayad, Lorraine A.K.; Barton, Carl; Pissis, Solon P.

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Ayad, LAK, Barton, C & Pissis, SP 2017, 'A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation', *PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS*, vol. 88, pp. 81-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2017.01.018

Ayad, L. A. K., Barton, C., & Pissis, S. P. (2017). A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation. *PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS*, *88*, 81-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2017.01.018

Ayad LAK, Barton C, Pissis SP. A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation. PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS. 2017 Mar 1;88:81-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2017.01.018

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