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Computing DAWGs and Minimal Absent Words in Linear Time for Integer Alphabets

Authors Yuta Fujishige, Yuki Tsujimaru, Shunsuke Inenaga, Hideo Bannai, Masayuki Takeda



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Yuta Fujishige
Yuki Tsujimaru
Shunsuke Inenaga
Hideo Bannai
Masayuki Takeda

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Yuta Fujishige, Yuki Tsujimaru, Shunsuke Inenaga, Hideo Bannai, and Masayuki Takeda. Computing DAWGs and Minimal Absent Words in Linear Time for Integer Alphabets. In 41st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2016). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 58, pp. 38:1-38:14, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2016)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2016.38

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The directed acyclic word graph (DAWG) of a string y is the smallest (partial) DFA which recognizes all suffixes of y and has only O(n) nodes and edges. We present the first O(n)-time algorithm for computing the DAWG of a given string y of length n over an integer alphabet of polynomial size in n. We also show that a straightforward modification to our DAWG construction algorithm leads to the first O(n)-time algorithm for constructing the affix tree of a given string y over an integer alphabet. Affix trees are a text indexing structure supporting bidirectional pattern searches. As an application to our O(n)-time DAWG construction algorithm, we show that the set MAW(y) of all minimal absent words of y can be computed in optimal O(n + |MAW(y)|) time and O(n) working space for integer alphabets.
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  • string algorithms
  • DAWGs
  • suffix trees
  • minimal absent words

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