This package provides implementations of the Levenshtein, Damerau-
Levenshtein, and weighted edit distance for strings as well as key lists
(i.e. cell arrays of strings or arbitrary other elements).
This code is part of the work described in . In , edit distances are
applied to match linguistic descriptions that occur when referring to objects
(in order to achieve joint attention in spoken human-robot / human-human
 B. Schauerte, G. A. Fink, "Focusing Computational Visual Attention
in Multi-Modal Human-Robot Interaction," in Proc. ICMI, 2010.