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What is text similarity?

What is text similarity?

When talking about text similarity, different people have a slightly different notion on what text similarity means. In essence, the goal is to compute how ‘close’ two pieces of text are in (1) meaning or (2) surface closeness. The first is referred to as semantic similarity and the latter is referred to as lexical similarity. Although the methods for lexical similarity are often used to achieve semantic similarity (to a certain extent), achieving true semantic similarity is often much more involved. In this article, I mainly focus on lexical similarity…

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