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Since you have two lists and there is no information on which one is primary, I think that diff like this will work good: Pros: It shows both lists unmodified It shows resulting list It highlights items which are added It shows common part of the lists Cons: Three lists instead of one Colors could be tuned up to your needs (for example, you may ...


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The second one is much lighter on the eye, and much more fluid. The last thing you want is your users being distracted or irritated by the high-speed loading animation. ... though this is a very, very subjective question! UPDATE Sorry, not really high-speed, just greater movement


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What you describe seems a diff-like application. You could use a similar view, two columns and the matching items hightlighted. As for the similarity algorithm, if ListA is {A} and ListB is {A,B} lists would be 50% similar, then it could be: coincidences / (ListA length + ListB length + conincidences) * 100


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Alternate approaches:- 1) You can think of showing summary of changes in a popup confirm dialog, when user click 'Submit' button. 2) Or mark modified fields(background color or border color), and show old value during mouseover in a tooltip. Above approaches satisfies both requirements :- 1) Uncluttered Modify UI without third column to show previous ...


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The classical way is a Venn diagram: (Source: Wikipedia) For quantification of set similarity/dissimilarity, you can look at Sørensen–Dice coefficient or Jaccard index. Their parameterization is the Tversky index.



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