Space-Efficient Dictionaries for Parameterized and Order-Preserving Pattern Matching

Authors Arnab Ganguly, Wing-Kai Hon, Kunihiko Sadakane, Rahul Shah, Sharma V. Thankachan, Yilin Yang

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Arnab Ganguly
Wing-Kai Hon
Kunihiko Sadakane
Rahul Shah
Sharma V. Thankachan
Yilin Yang

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Arnab Ganguly, Wing-Kai Hon, Kunihiko Sadakane, Rahul Shah, Sharma V. Thankachan, and Yilin Yang. Space-Efficient Dictionaries for Parameterized and Order-Preserving Pattern Matching. In 27th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching (CPM 2016). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 54, pp. 2:1-2:12, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2016)


Let S and S' be two strings of the same length.We consider the following two variants of string matching. * Parameterized Matching: The characters of S and S' are partitioned into static characters and parameterized characters. The strings are parameterized match iff the static characters match exactly and there exists a one-to-one function which renames the parameterized characters in S to those in S'. * Order-Preserving Matching: The strings are order-preserving match iff for any two integers i,j in [1,|S|], S[i] <= S[j] iff S'[i] <= S'[j]. Let P be a collection of d patterns {P_1, P_2, ..., P_d} of total length n characters, which are chosen from an alphabet Sigma. Given a text T, also over Sigma, we consider the dictionary indexing problem under the above definitions of string matching. Specifically, the task is to index P, such that we can report all positions j where at least one of the patterns P_i in P is a parameterized-match (resp. order-preserving match) with the same-length substring of $T$ starting at j. Previous best-known indexes occupy O(n * log(n)) bits and can report all occ positions in O(|T| * log(|Sigma|) + occ) time. We present space-efficient indexes that occupy O(n * log(|Sigma|+d) * log(n)) bits and reports all occ positions in O(|T| * (log(|Sigma|) + log_{|Sigma|}(n)) + occ) time for parameterized matching and in O(|T| * log(n) + occ) time for order-preserving matching.
  • Parameterized Matching
  • Order-preserving Matching
  • Dictionary Indexing
  • Aho-Corasick Automaton
  • Sparsification


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