Definition: An algorithm to find a string within another string or body of text by trying each position one at a time. There are many far faster string matching algorithms.
Also known as naive string search.
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Paul E. Black, "brute force string search", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 16 November 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bruteForceStringSearch.html