Efficient String Matching on Coded Texts

  • Dany Breslauer

Abstract

The so called "four Russians technique'' is often used to speed up algorithms by encoding several data items in a single memory cell. Given a sequence of n symbols over a constant size alphabet, one can encode the sequence into O(n / lambda) memory cells in O(log(lambda) ) time using n / log(lambda) processors.

This paper presents an efficient CRCW-PRAM string-matching algorithm for coded texts that takes O(log log(m/lambda)) time making only O(n / lambda ) operations, an improvement by a factor of lambda = O(log n) on the number of operations used in previous algorithms. Using this string-matching algorithm one can test if a string is square-free and find all palindromes in a string in O(log log n) time using n / log log n processors.
Published
1994-12-14
How to Cite
Breslauer, D. (1994). Efficient String Matching on Coded Texts. BRICS Report Series, 1(42). https://doi.org/10.7146/brics.v1i42.21600