Definition: A string matching algorithm that compares the rarest character first. When a character doesn't match, the next character in the text beyond the search string determines where the next possible match begins.
Note: After [Sund98].
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Paul E. Black, "optimal mismatch", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/optimalMismatch.html