Definition: A string matching algorithm which builds a deterministic finite state machine to recognize the search string. The machine is then run at each location in turn. If the machine accepts, that is a match.
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Paul E. Black, "deterministic finite automata string search", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 16 November 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/determFinitAutSrch.html