Strings 2008

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Strings and Searching

Why are we covering this material

  • Strings are the most basic data structure to store information
  • Strings are commonly encountered in all fields of daily life
    • text strings (arts)
    • bit or data strings (computer science, physics, astronomy, ...)
    • biological sequences (biology)
  • To retrieve information we need to search strings (quickly!)
    • google text search
    • search for extraterrestrial life
    • searching genomic sequences

Topics in this section

  • Background: Biological sequences
    • What is DNA, RNA, protein
    • The central dogma of biology
    • Evolution (tree of life)
  • Comparing sequences
    • exact matches
    • similar matches
  • Searching pattern in sequences
    • exact matches
    • similar matches

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--ThomasHuber 10:48, 10 January 2008 (EST)