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.
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Paul E. Black, "Karp-Rabin", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 12 February 2019. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/karpRabin.html