Inge Jechart, Ray Paquette, and Stefan Schmitz, ILEX Systems, Inc.
The intelligent comparison tool (ICT) was developed to perform intelligent comparisons of text files. The purpose of the tool is to reduce the differences found when comparing two text files to only the meaningful or important ones. This tool contrasts with conventional differencing tools that find all literal differences. This tool was developed to help in the validation of software revisions where a large amount of text output is compared to a benchmark output.