Programming Techniques: Regular expression search algorithm

  title={Programming Techniques: Regular expression search algorithm},
  author={K. Thompson},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • K. Thompson
  • Published 1968
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • A method for locating specific character strings embedded in character text is described and an implementation of this method in the form of a compiler is discussed. [...] Key Method The object program then accepts the text to be searched as input and produces a signal every time an embedded string in the text matches the given regular expression. Examples, problems, and solutions are also presented.Expand Abstract
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