The Prague Stringology Conference 2001

Thomas Berry and S. Ravindran

A linear time string matching algorithm on average with efficient text storage

Abstract:
In this paper we describe an algorithm to search for a pattern in an efficiently stored text. The method used to store the text tranforms it to log2(s)/8 of its original size, where s is the size of the alphabet set. We prove that the algorithm takes linear time on average. We compare the new algorithm with some existing string matching algorithms by experimentation.

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