Putting the `K' Into Bird's Derivation of Knuth-Morris-Pratt String Matching

Peter Gammie 🌐

August 25, 2020

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Richard Bird and collaborators have proposed a derivation of an intricate cyclic program that implements the Morris-Pratt string matching algorithm. Here we provide a proof of total correctness for Bird's derivation and complete it by adding Knuth's optimisation.


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Session BirdKMP