Pattern Matching and Text Compression Algorithms

Authored by: Crochemore Maxime , Lecroq Thierry

Computing Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439898529
eBook ISBN: 9781439898536
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16812-18

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Abstract

This present chapter describes a few standard algorithms used for processing texts. They apply, for example, to the manipulation of texts (text editors), to the storage of textual data (text compression), and to data retrieval systems. The algorithms of this chapter are interesting in different respects. First, they are basic components used in the implementation of practical software. Second, they introduce programming methods that serve as paradigms in other fields of computer science (system or software design). Third, they play an important role by providing challenging problems in theoretical computer science.

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