The size of D

James McInerney J.McInerney at nhm.ac.uk
Fri Apr 18 09:05:04 EST 1997


Just a quick question,

The significance of a similarity score when searching a database is
affected by the size of the database/repository.  In a highly redundant
database, will the significance of a match be higher or lower than in an
equivalent non-redundant database?


cheers,

James
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