In this paper we describe algorithms for factoring words over sets of strings known as circ-UMFFs, generalizations of the well-known Lyndon words based on lexorder, whose properties were first studied in 1958 by Chen, Fox and Lyndon. In 1983 Duval designed an elegant linear-time sequential (RAM) Lyndon factorization algorithm; a corresponding parallel (PRAM) algorithm was described in 1994 by Daykin, Iliopoulos and Smyth. In 2003 Daykin and Daykin introduced various circ-UMFFs, including one based on V-words and V-ordering; in 2011 linear string comparison and sequential factorization algorithms based on V-order were given by Daykin, Daykin and Smyth. Here we first describe generic RAM and PRAM algorithms for factoring a word over any circ-UMFF; then we show how to customize these generic algorithms to yield optimal parallel Lyndon-like V-word factorization.
|Title of host publication||Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory|
|Subtitle of host publication||In Memory of Rudolf Ahlswede|
|Editors||Harout Aydinian, Ferdinando Cicalese, Christian Deppe|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Mar 2013|