collation (automatic)

There are two basic strategies for collating texts by computer: fully automated, batch collation and interactive, computer-assisted collation. The first strategy, fully automated collation, has received the lion’s share of attention. Its goal is to find and record all textual variants without human interaction. […] The second strategy, interactive collation, […] provid[es] the computer with human assistance whenever necessary.

(Hilton 1992, 139-140)

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