For a partial word $w$ the longest common compatible prefix of two positions $i,j$, denoted $lccp(i,j)$, is the largest $k$ such that $w[i,i+k-1]\uparrow w[j,j+k-1]$, where $\uparrow$ is the compatibility relation of partial words (it is not an equivalence relation). The LCCP problem is to preprocess a partial word in such a way that any query $lccp(i,j)$ about this word can be answered in $O(1)$ time. It is a natural generalization of the longest common prefix (LCP) problem for regular words, for which an $O(n)$ preprocessing time and $O(1)$ query time solution exists. Recently an efficient algorithm for this problem has been given by F. Blanchet-Sadri and J. Lazarow (LATA 2013). The preprocessing time was $O(nh+n)$, where $h$ is the number of "holes" in $w$. The algorithm was designed for partial words over a constant alphabet and was quite involved. We present a simple solution to this problem with slightly better runtime that works for any linearly-sortable alphabet. Our preprocessing is in time $O(n\mu+n)$, where $\mu$ is the number of blocks of holes in $w$. Our algorithm uses ideas from alignment algorithms and dynamic programming.

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