Locally Consistent Parsing and Applications to Approximate String Comparisons

  • Tuğkan Batu
  • S. Cenk Sahinalp
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3572)

Abstract

Locally consistent parsing (LCP) is a context sensitive partitioning method which achieves partition consistency in (almost) linear time. When iteratively applied, LCP followed by consistent block labeling provides a powerful tool for processing strings for a multitude of problems. In this paper we summarize applications of LCP in approximating well known distance measures between pairs of strings in (almost) linear time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuğkan Batu
    • 1
  • S. Cenk Sahinalp
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceSimon Fraser University 

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