We consider the problem of finding, given two documents of total length $n$, a longest string occurring as a substring of both documents. This problem, known as the Longest Common Substring (LCS) problem, has a classic $O(n)$-time solution dating back to the discovery of suffix trees (Weiner, 1973) and their efficient construction for integer alphabets (Farach-Colton, 1997)... (read more)

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