Summary: Traditionally an area of study in computer science, string algorithms have, in recent years, become an increasingly important part of biology, particularly genetics. This volume is a comprehensive look at computer algorithms for string processing. In addition to pure computer science, Gusfield adds extensive discussions on biological problems that are cast as string problems and on methods developed to solve them. This text emphasizes the fundamental ideas and techni
ques central to today's applications. New approaches to this complex material simplify methods that up to now have been for the specialist alone. With over 400 exercises to reinforce the material and develop additional topics, the book is suitable as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in computer science, computational biology, or bio-informatics.
Summary: Traditionally an area of study in computer science, string algorithms have, in recent years, become an increasingly important part of biology, particularly genetics. This volume is a comprehensive look at computer algorithms for string processing. In addition to pure computer science, Gusfield adds extensive discussions on biological problems that are cast as string problems and on methods developed to solve them. This text emphasizes the fundamental ideas and techniques central to today's applications. New approaches to this complex material simplify methods that up to now have been for the specialist alone. With over 400 exercises to reinforce the material and develop additional topics, the book is suitable as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in computer science, computational biology, or bio-informatics. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 05/28/1997 International: No
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Part I. Exact String Matching: The Fundamental String Problem: 1. Exact matching: fundamental preprocessing and first algorithms 2. Exact matching: classical comparison-based methods 3. Exact matching: a deeper look at classical methods 4. Semi-numerical string matching Part II. Suffix Trees And Their Uses: 5. Introduction to suffix trees 6. Linear time construction of suffix trees 7. First applications of suffix trees 8. Constant time lowest common ancestor retrieval 9. More applications of suffix trees Part III. Inexact Matching, Sequence Alignment, And Dynamic Programming: 10. The importance of (sub)sequence comparison in molecular biology 11. Core string edits, alignments, and dynamic programming 12. Refining core string edits and alignments 13. Extending the core problems 14. Multiple string comparison: the Holy Grail 15. Sequence database and their uses: the motherlode Part IV. Currents, Cousins And Cameos: 16. Maps, mapping, sequencing and superstrings 17. Strings and evolutionary trees 18. Three short topics 19. Models
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