Lossless filter for multiple repetitions with Hamming distance

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Lossless filter for multiple repetitions with Hamming distance
Similarity search in texts, notably in biological sequences, has received substantial attention in the last few years. Numerous filtration and indexing techniques have been created in order to speed up the solution of the problem. However, previous filters were made for speeding up pattern matching, or for finding repetitions between two strings or occurring twice in the same string. In this paper, we present an algorithm called Nimbus for filtering strings prior to finding repetitions occurring twice or more in a string, or in two or more strings. Nimbus uses gapped seeds that are indexed with a new data structure, called a bi-factor array, that is also presented in this paper. Experimental results show that the filter can be very efficient: preprocessing with Nimbus a data set where one wants to find functional elements using a multiple local alignment tool such as Glam, the overall execution time can be reduced from 7.5 hours to 2 minutes. Key words: approximate repetitions, k-fact...
Pierre Peterlongo, Nadia Pisanti, Fréd&eacu
Added 13 Dec 2010
Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where JDA
Authors Pierre Peterlongo, Nadia Pisanti, Frédéric Boyer, Alair Pereira do Lago, Marie-France Sagot
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