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Commentz-Walter

(algorithm)

Definition: A multiple string matching algorithm that compares from the end of the pattern, like Boyer-Moore, using a finite state machine, like Aho-Corasick.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
string matching.

Author: PEB

More information

Beate Commentz-Walter, A string matching algorithm fast on the average in Maurer (ed.), Proc 6th International Coll. on Automata, Languages, and Programming, pages 118-132, Springer-Verlag, 1979.
Beate Commentz-Walter, A string matching algorithm fast on the average, Technical Report TR 79.09.007, IBM Germany, Heidelberg Scientific Center, 1979.


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Paul E. Black, "Commentz-Walter", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 14 August 2008. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/CommentzWalter.html