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Compressed suffix arrays and suffix trees with applications to text indexing and string matching (extended abstract
 in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing
, 2000
"... Abstract. The proliferation of online text, such as found on the World Wide Web and in online databases, motivates the need for spaceefficient text indexing methods that support fast string searching. We model this scenario as follows: Consider a text T consisting of n symbols drawn from a fixed al ..."
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Abstract. The proliferation of online text, such as found on the World Wide Web and in online databases, motivates the need for spaceefficient text indexing methods that support fast string searching. We model this scenario as follows: Consider a text T consisting of n symbols drawn from a fixed alphabet Σ. The text T can be represented in n lg Σ  bits by encoding each symbol with lg Σ  bits. The goal is to support fast online queries for searching any string pattern P of m symbols, with T being fully scanned only once, namely, when the index is created at preprocessing time. The text indexing schemes published in the literature are greedy in terms of space usage: they require Ω(n lg n) additional bits of space in the worst case. For example, in the standard unit cost RAM, suffix trees and suffix arrays need Ω(n) memory words, each of Ω(lg n) bits. These indexes are larger than the text itself by a multiplicative factor of Ω(lg Σ  n), which is significant when Σ is of constant size, such as in ascii or unicode. On the other hand, these indexes support fast searching, either in O(m lg Σ) timeorinO(m +lgn) time, plus an outputsensitive cost O(occ) for listing the occ pattern occurrences. We present a new text index that is based upon compressed representations of suffix arrays and suffix trees. It achieves a fast O(m / lg Σ  n +lgɛ Σ  n) search time in the worst case, for any constant
Opportunistic Data Structures with Applications
, 2000
"... In this paper we address the issue of compressing and indexing data. We devise a data structure whose space occupancy is a function of the entropy of the underlying data set. We call the data structure opportunistic since its space occupancy is decreased when the input is compressible and this space ..."
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In this paper we address the issue of compressing and indexing data. We devise a data structure whose space occupancy is a function of the entropy of the underlying data set. We call the data structure opportunistic since its space occupancy is decreased when the input is compressible and this space reduction is achieved at no significant slowdown in the query performance. More precisely, its space occupancy is optimal in an informationcontent sense because a text T [1, u] is stored using O(H k (T )) + o(1) bits per input symbol in the worst case, where H k (T ) is the kth order empirical entropy of T (the bound holds for any fixed k). Given an arbitrary string P [1; p], the opportunistic data structure allows to search for the occ occurrences of P in T in O(p + occ log u) time (for any fixed > 0). If data are uncompressible we achieve the best space bound currently known [12]; on compressible data our solution improves the succinct suffix array of [12] and the classical suffix tree and suffix array data structures either in space or in query time or both.
Fast and Flexible Word Searching on Compressed Text
, 2000
"... ... text. When searching complex or approximate patterns, our algorithms are up to 8 times faster than the search on uncompressed text. We also discuss the impact of our technique in inverted files pointing to logical blocks and argue for the possibility of keeping the text compressed all the time, ..."
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... text. When searching complex or approximate patterns, our algorithms are up to 8 times faster than the search on uncompressed text. We also discuss the impact of our technique in inverted files pointing to logical blocks and argue for the possibility of keeping the text compressed all the time, decompressing only for displaying purposes.
Hamsa: fast signature generation for zeroday polymorphic worms with provable attack resilience
 In SP ’06: Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P’06
, 2006
"... Zeroday polymorphic worms pose a serious threat to the security of Internet infrastructures. Given their rapid propagation, it is crucial to detect them at edge networks and automatically generate signatures in the early stages of infection. Most existing approaches for automatic signature generati ..."
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Zeroday polymorphic worms pose a serious threat to the security of Internet infrastructures. Given their rapid propagation, it is crucial to detect them at edge networks and automatically generate signatures in the early stages of infection. Most existing approaches for automatic signature generation need host information and are thus not applicable for deployment on highspeed network links. In this paper, we propose Hamsa, a networkbased automated signature generation system for polymorphic worms which is fast, noisetolerant and attackresilient. Essentially, we propose a realistic model to analyze the invariant content of polymorphic worms which allows us to make analytical attackresilience guarantees for the signature generation algorithm. Evaluation based on a range of polymorphic worms and polymorphic engines demonstrates that Hamsa significantly outperforms Polygraph [16] in terms of efficiency, accuracy, and attack resilience. 1
An Experimental Study of an Opportunistic Index
 In SODA
, 2001
"... The size of electronic data is currently growing at a faster rate than computer memory and disk storage capacities. For this reason compression appears always as an attractive choice, if not mandatory. However space overhead is not the only resource to be optimized when managing large data collectio ..."
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The size of electronic data is currently growing at a faster rate than computer memory and disk storage capacities. For this reason compression appears always as an attractive choice, if not mandatory. However space overhead is not the only resource to be optimized when managing large data collections; in fact data turn out to be useful only when properly indexed to support search operations that efficiently extract the userrequested information. Approaches to combine compression and indexing techniques are nowadays receiving more and more attention. A rst step towards the design of a compressed fulltext index achieving guaranteed performance in the worst case has been recently done in [10]. This index combines the compression algorithm proposed by Burrows and Wheeler [5] with the sux array data structure [16]. The index is opportunistic in that it takes advantage of the compressibility of the input data by decreasing the space occupancy at no signi cant asymptotic slowdown in the query performance. In this paper we present an implementation of this index and perform an extensive set of experiments on various text collections. The experiments show that our index is compact (its space occupancy is close to the one achieved by the best known compressors), it is fast in counting the number of pattern occurrences, and the cost of their retrieval is reasonable when they are few (i.e., in case of a selective query). In addition, our experiments show that the FMindex is exible in that it is possible to trade space occupancy for search time by choosing the amount of auxiliary information stored into it. 1
Compressed text databases with efficient query algorithms based on the compressed suffix array
 Proceedings of ISAAC'00, number 1969 in LNCS
, 2000
"... A compressed text database based on the compressed suffix array is proposed. The compressed su#x array of Grossi and Vitter occupies only O(n) bits for a text of length n; however it also uses the text itself that occupies O(n log bits for the alphabet #. On the other hand, our data structure does n ..."
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A compressed text database based on the compressed suffix array is proposed. The compressed su#x array of Grossi and Vitter occupies only O(n) bits for a text of length n; however it also uses the text itself that occupies O(n log bits for the alphabet #. On the other hand, our data structure does not use the text itself, and supports important operations for text databases: inverse, search and decompress. Our algorithms can find occ occurrences of any substring P of the text
A Subquadratic Sequence Alignment Algorithm for Unrestricted Cost Matrices
, 2002
"... The classical algorithm for computing the similarity between two sequences [36, 39] uses a dynamic programming matrix, and compares two strings of size n in O(n 2 ) time. We address the challenge of computing the similarity of two strings in subquadratic time, for metrics which use a scoring ..."
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The classical algorithm for computing the similarity between two sequences [36, 39] uses a dynamic programming matrix, and compares two strings of size n in O(n 2 ) time. We address the challenge of computing the similarity of two strings in subquadratic time, for metrics which use a scoring matrix of unrestricted weights. Our algorithm applies to both local and global alignment computations. The speedup is achieved by dividing the dynamic programming matrix into variable sized blocks, as induced by LempelZiv parsing of both strings, and utilizing the inherent periodic nature of both strings. This leads to an O(n 2 = log n) algorithm for an input of constant alphabet size. For most texts, the time complexity is actually O(hn 2 = log n) where h 1 is the entropy of the text. Institut GaspardMonge, Universite de MarnelaVallee, Cite Descartes, ChampssurMarne, 77454 MarnelaVallee Cedex 2, France, email: mac@univmlv.fr. y Department of Computer Science, Haifa University, Haifa 31905, Israel, phone: (9724) 8240103, FAX: (9724) 8249331; Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 112013840; email: landau@poly.edu; partially supported by NSF grant CCR0104307, by NATO Science Programme grant PST.CLG.977017, by the Israel Science Foundation (grants 173/98 and 282/01), by the FIRST Foundation of the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, and by IBM Faculty Partnership Award. z Department of Computer Science, Haifa University, Haifa 31905, Israel; On Education Leave from the IBM T.J.W. Research Center; email: michal@cs.haifa.il; partially supported by by the Israel Science Foundation (grants 173/98 and 282/01), and by the FIRST Foundation of the Israel Academy of Science ...
LempelZiv parsing and sublinearsize index structures for string matching (Extended Abstract)
 Proc. 3rd South American Workshop on String Processing (WSP'96
, 1996
"... String matching over a long text can be significantly speeded up with an index structure formed by preprocessing the text. For very long texts, the size of such an index can be a problem. This paper presents the first sublinearsize index structure. The new structure is based on LempelZiv parsing ..."
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String matching over a long text can be significantly speeded up with an index structure formed by preprocessing the text. For very long texts, the size of such an index can be a problem. This paper presents the first sublinearsize index structure. The new structure is based on LempelZiv parsing of the text and has size linear in N, the size of the LempelZiv parse. For a text of length n, N = O(n = log n) and can be still smaller if the text is compressible. With the new index structure, all occurrences of a pattern string of length m can be found in time O(m 2
Approximate String Matching over ZivLempel Compressed Text
, 2000
"... We present the first nontrivial algorithm for approximate pattern matching on compressed text. The format we choose is the ZivLempel family. Given a text of length u compressed into length n, and a pattern of length m, we report all the R occurrences of the pattern in the text allowing up to k inse ..."
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We present the first nontrivial algorithm for approximate pattern matching on compressed text. The format we choose is the ZivLempel family. Given a text of length u compressed into length n, and a pattern of length m, we report all the R occurrences of the pattern in the text allowing up to k insertions, deletions and substitutions. On LZ78/LZW we need O(mkn + R) time in the worst case and O(k ) +R) on average where is the alphabet size. The experimental results show a practical speedup over the basic approach of up to 2X for moderate m and small k. We extend the algorithms to more general compression formats and approximate matching models.
Application of LempelZiv factorization to the approximation of grammarbased compression
, 2003
"... We introduce new type of contextfree grammars, AVLgrammars, and show theirappl7#B#BZ87 to grammarbased compression. Using this type of grammars we present O(nl7 time and O(lZ n)ratio approximation ofminimal grammarbased compression of a given string oflZM,k n over anal,UMJ, # and O(klU n) t ..."
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We introduce new type of contextfree grammars, AVLgrammars, and show theirappl7#B#BZ87 to grammarbased compression. Using this type of grammars we present O(nl7 time and O(lZ n)ratio approximation ofminimal grammarbased compression of a given string oflZM,k n over anal,UMJ, # and O(klU n) time transformation of LZ77 encoding of size k into a grammarbased encoding of size O(klU n).