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Karp-Rabin

(algorithm)

Definition: A string matching algorithm that compares string's hash values, rather than the strings themselves. For efficiency, the hash value of the next position in the text is easily computed from the hash value of the current position.

Also known as Rabin-Karp.

Author: PEB

Implementation

Christian Charras' and Thierry Lecroq's Exact String Matching Algorithms (C), description and animation (C), (C and Pascal).
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Entry modified 16 November 2009.
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Paul E. Black, "Karp-Rabin", 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/karpRabin.html