Error localisation using general edit operations

In this paper, a generalisation of the Fellegi-Holt paradigm is proposed that can incorporate various complex edit operations in a natural way. In addition, an algorithm is outlined that may be used to solve the resulting generalised error localisation problem, at least in theory. It is hoped that this generalisation may be used to increase the suitability of automatic editing in practice, and hence to improve the efficiency of data editing processes.