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|Name=compare
|Short description=Faster implementation of 'cmp'
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|Short description=Text analysis and comparison tool
|Full description='Compare' is similar to cmp (in the 'diffutils' package) but faster and with better readable output. It examines one file and standard in (or two files on a byte by byte basis) and prints the file position of the first difference it finds, first in decimal and then in hexadecimal, followed by the differing byte content in hexadecimal and a quoted character.
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|Full description=Originally designed as an experiment in fuzzy logic, 'compare' has turned into a tool for identifying literary allusions. A machine can analyze large quantities of text with perfect recall. This is particularly advantageous when working with lesser known texts with which readers have a limited degree of familiarity. Other possible applications include indentifying the author of an unattributed piece, or reavealing a point at which an author first read a work. "Allusion" is interpreted as current text that shares something with the source text: words, orthography, meanings, syntactical relations, etc. Using 'compare,' the computer can detect a measure of similarity between two pieces of text, which defines them as potentially allusive.
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
 
|Status=Live
 
|Status=Live
|Component programs=
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|Component programs=compare.c,compare.pl
|Homepage URL=
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|Homepage URL=http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jlynch/Computing/compare.html
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
|VCS checkout command=
|Computer languages=C
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|Computer languages=C,Perl
 
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|Related projects=compare,Diffutils
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|Related projects=Compare,Diffutils
|Keywords=comparison,file,position,character,decimal,hexadecimal,byte
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|Keywords=text,editing,syntax,word processing,comparison literature,allusion,orthography,similarity
 
|Is GNU=n
 
|Is GNU=n
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review date=2005-07-20
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|Last review date=2005-07-19
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=1.16
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|Version identifier=1.00
|Version date=2004-07-12
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|Version date=1995-05-28
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/compare/compare-1.16.tar.gz
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|Version download=http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jlynch/Computing/compare.c
|License verified date=2005-07-19
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|License verified date=2001-01-31
|Version comment=1.16 stable released 2004-07-12
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|Version comment=1.00 stable released 1995-05-28
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Real name=Jörg Schilling
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|Real name=Jack Lynch
|Email=schilling@fokus.fhg.de
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|Email=jlynch@english.upenn.edu
 
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{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=General
 
|Resource kind=Download
 
|Resource URL=ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/compare/compare-1.16.tar.gz
 
 
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
 
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
 
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|Resource URL=mailto:schilling@fokus.gmd.de
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|Resource URL=mailto:jlynch@english.upenn.edu
 
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|License=GPLv2orlater
 
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
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Latest revision as of 11:47, 12 April 2011

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compare

http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jlynch/Computing/compare.html
Originally designed as an experiment in fuzzy logic, 'compare' has turned into a tool for identifying literary allusions. A machine can analyze large quantities of text with perfect recall. This is particularly advantageous when working with lesser known texts with which readers have a limited degree of familiarity. Other possible applications include indentifying the author of an unattributed piece, or reavealing a point at which an author first read a work. "Allusion" is interpreted as current text that shares something with the source text: words, orthography, meanings, syntactical relations, etc. Using 'compare,' the computer can detect a measure of similarity between two pieces of text, which defines them as potentially allusive.

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