Morris-Pratt algorithm


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Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
string matching algorithm.


Christian Charras' and Thierry Lecroq's explanation, visualization, references, and implementation (C).

More information

James H. Morris, Jr., and Vaughan R. Pratt, A linear pattern-matching algorithm, Technical Report 40, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.

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"Morris-Pratt algorithm", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 5 February 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from:

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