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shortest common superstring

(classic problem)

Definition: Find the shortest string that contains two or more strings as substrings.

See also shortest common supersequence, longest common substring.

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 2 September 2014.
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Paul E. Black, "shortest common superstring", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 2 September 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/shortestCommonSuperstring.html