The Prague Stringology Conference 2009

Shunsuke Inenaga and Hideo Bannai

Finding Characteristic Substrings from Compressed Texts

Abstract:
Text mining from large scaled data is of great importance in computer science. In this paper, we consider fundamental problems on text mining from compressed strings, i.e., computing a longest repeating substring, longest non-overlapping repeating substring, most frequent substring, and most frequent non-overlapping substring from a given compressed string. Also, we tackle the following novel problem: given a compressed text and compressed pattern, compute the representative of the equivalence class of the pattern w.r.t. the text. We present algorithms that solve the above problems in time polynomial in the size of input compressed strings. The compression scheme we consider is straight line program (SLP) which has exponential compression, and therefore our algorithms are more efficient than any algorithms that work on uncompressed strings.

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