Computing longest palindromic substring after single-character or block-wise edits

Mitsuru Funakoshi, Yuto Nakashima, Shunsuke Inenaga, Hideo Bannai, Masayuki Takeda

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Abstract

Palindromes are important objects in strings which have been extensively studied from combinatorial, algorithmic, and bioinformatics points of views. It is known that the length of the longest palindromic substrings (LPSs) of a given string T of length n can be computed in O(n) time by Manacher's algorithm [12]. In this paper, we consider the problem of finding the LPS after the string is edited. We present an algorithm that uses O(n) time and space for preprocessing, and answers the length of the LPSs in O(log⁡(min⁡{σ,log⁡n})) time after a single character substitution, insertion, or deletion, where σ denotes the number of distinct characters appearing in T. We also propose an algorithm that uses O(n) time and space for preprocessing, and answers the length of the LPSs in O(ℓ+log⁡log⁡n) time, after an existing substring in T is replaced by a string of arbitrary length ℓ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-133
Number of pages18
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Volume859
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 6 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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