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The Homo-Edit Distance Problem

By Maren Brand, Nguyen Khoa Tran, Philipp Spohr, Sven Schrinner, Gunnar W. Klau

Posted 30 May 2020
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.27.118273

We consider the homo-edit distance problem, which is the minimum number of homo-deletions or homo-insertions to convert one string into another. A homo-insertion is the insertion of a string of equal characters into another string, while a homo-deletion is the inverse operation. We show how to compute the homo-edit distance of two strings in polynomial time: We first demonstrate that the problem is equivalent to computing a common subsequence of the two input strings with a minimum number of homo-deletions and then present a dynamic programming solution for the reformulated problem. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.

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