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Simple and fast linear space computation of L ongest c ommon s ubsequences. Claus Rick, 1999. A. What is the LCS problem?. A A B A C. A B C. …Finding a sequence of greatest possible length that can be obtained

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## Simple and fast linear space computation of Longest common subsequences

Claus Rick, 1999

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### What is the LCS problem?

A A B A C

A B C

…Finding a sequence of greatest possible length that can be obtained

From both A and B by deleting zero or more (not necessarily adjacent) symbols.

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### Pre-Info

• Divide and conquer

• Midpoint

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### Some basic terms

Ordered Pair (i,j)

A A B A C

A B C

(2,3)=

(A,C)

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Some basic terms

Match

A A B A C

A B C

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Chain

A A B A C

A B C

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Rank k

A A B A C

A B C

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### Some basic terms

c b a b b a c a c

Matching Matrix

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### Some basic terms

Dominant matches

All Upper-left matches in each rank

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Dominant matches

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A A B A C

A B C

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### Backward contours (BC)

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FCk

BCk

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### Forward contours (FC)

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### Backward contours (BC)

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### Lemma 1

Let p be the length of an LCS between strings A and B. Then for every match (i,j) the following holds:

• There is an LCS containing (i,j) if and only if (i,j) is on the kth forward contour and on the (p-k+1)st backward contour.

A

P

|BC|- (p-k+1)

|FC|= (k)

K

<(p-k+1)

<(p-k+1)

P

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FC1

BC1

FC2

BC2

Sooner or later…

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### Really really last terms

Define sets Mi as:

M0= M

M1= M0\FC1

M2= M1\BC1

M2i-1=M2(i-1) \FCi

M2i=M2i-1\BCi

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Let call the first empty Mi….

M p’

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### Lemma 2

• The Length of an LCS is p’ and each match in M(p’-1) is a possible midpoint

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K

K-1

K-2

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K=p

M k-1

M 0

M 2

M 1

M k

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### Little problem…

• We can`t keep tracks of each set- very expensive

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### What do we do?

Keep only dominant matches…

When we see a dominant match below- done.

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### Lets define:

• FCf’ , BCb’ the minimal indices as stated above

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### Lemma 3

• The Length of an LCS is b’ + f’ -1.

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### Complexity

Finding the dominant matches each contour:

O(min(m, (n-p))

Number of contours:

P

O(Min(pm, p(n-p)

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The End

Simple and fast linear space computation of longest common subsequence

Written by:

Claus Rick,1999

Based on algorithm by:

D.Hirschberg, 1975

Cast:

Matrices

Lines

Arrows

Squares

Blue

Red

Brown

Grey

Black

String A

String B

Presentation: Uri Scheiner

No Dominant Matches were harmed during the making of this presentation

### Appendix

What is the LCS

Lemma 1

Divided And Conquer

Define M…

Match

Lemma 2

Chain

Keep just Dominant…

Dominant Matches

FC

Lemma 3

BC

Complexity