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Definition: A list of characters, usually thought of as a list of words separated by spaces.

See also string matching, string matching with errors, longest common subsequence, inverted index.

Note: The term string usually refers to a small sequence of characters, such as a name or a sentence. The term text usually refers to a large sequence of characters, such as an article or a book.

See definition relating to string matching in Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 11-26.

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Paul E. Black, "text", 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/text.html