Definition: Find the longest substring of two or more strings.
See also longest common subsequence, shortest common superstring.
Note: The longest common substring is contiguous, while the longest common subsequence need not be.
Dan Hirschberg's pseudocode as an example of dynamic programming
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Paul E. Black, "longest common substring", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 2 September 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/longestCommonSubstring.html