We use the term string to refer to a sequence of characters over some alphabet Σ. For example, Σ might be just the 26 lower-case characters of the English alphabet, the 128 characters of the standard ASCII character set, or the integers 0 through 255 (that represent all possible values of a byte). We use the term lexicographic order to denote the generalization of alphabetical order to any character set. We have already seen the sorting of fixed-length vectors as a special case of this notion (a vector can be viewed as a string where each component is a character).


Edit Distance String Match Arithmetic Code Huffman Code Alphabet Size 
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© J.A. Storer 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Storer
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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