Augmenting suffix trees, with applications

Yossi Matias, S. Muthukrishnan, Süleyman Cenk Sahinalp, Jacob Ziv

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    Information retrieval and data compression are the two main application areas where the rich theory of string algorithmics plays a fundamental role. In this paper, we consider one algorithmic problem from each of these areas and present highly efficient (linear or near linear time) algorithms for both problems. Our algorithms rely on augmenting the suffix tree, a fundamental data structure in string algorithmics. The augmentations are nontrivial and they form the technical crux of this paper. In particular, they consist of adding extra edges to suffix trees, resulting in Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs). Our algorithms construct these "suffix DAGs" and manipulate them to solve the two problems efficiently.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAlgorithms, ESA 1998 - 6th Annual European Symposium, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3540648488, 9783540648482
    StatePublished - 1998
    Event6th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 1998 - Venice, Italy
    Duration: Aug 24 1998Aug 26 1998

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume1461 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference6th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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