Quasi-Linear-Time Algorithm for Longest Common Circular Factor

Mai Alzamel, Maxime Crochemore, Costas S. Iliopoulos, Tomasz Kociumaka, Jakub Radoszewski, Wojciech Rytter, Juliusz Straszyński, Tomasz Waleń, Wiktor Zuba

We introduce the Longest Common Circular Factor (LCCF) problem in which, given strings $S$ and $T$ of length $n$, we are to compute the longest factor of $S$ whose cyclic shift occurs as a factor of $T$. It is a new similarity measure, an extension of the classic Longest Common Factor. We show how to solve the LCCF problem in $O(n \log^5 n)$ time.

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