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digital tree

(data structure)

Definition: A tree for storing strings in which nodes are organized by substrings common to two or more strings.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
tree.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
digital search tree, trie, Patricia tree, suffix tree.

See also directed acyclic word graph, compact DAWG.

Author: PEB


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Entry modified 30 April 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "digital tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 30 April 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/digitaltree.html