quick search


Definition: A string matching algorithm that compares characters from the end of the search string to its beginning. When a character doesn't match, the next character in the text beyond the search string determines where the next possible match begins.

See also optimal mismatch, Boyer-Moore.

Note: After [Sund98].

Author: PEB


Christian Charras' and Thierry Lecroq's Exact String Matching Algorithms (C)
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