Definition: Find the shortest string that contains two or more strings as substrings.
See also shortest common supersequence, longest common substring.
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Paul E. Black, "shortest common superstring", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/shortestCommonSuperstring.html