Longest Common Subsequence of K-sequences

The longest common subsequence (LCS) problem is the problem of finding the longest subsequence that is present in given two sequences in the same order. i.e. find a longest sequence which can be obtained from the first original sequence by deleting some items, and from the second original sequence by deleting other items.

Huffman Coding Compression Algorithm

Huffman Coding (also known as Huffman Encoding) is a algorithm for doing data compression and it forms the basic idea behind file compression. This post talks about fixed length and variable length encoding, uniquely decodable codes, prefix rules and construction of Huffman Tree.  

Treap Data Structure

A Treap Data Structure is basically a combination of a binary search tree and a heap.   Binary Search Trees – Deletions and additions of nodes can make the tree unbalanced (heavier on sides, therefore, the property we value about BSTs, the ability to distribute data by equal divisions, goes out of whack). Therefore we …

Wildcard Pattern Matching

Wildcard Pattern Matching: Given a string and a pattern containing wildcard characters i.e. ‘*’ and ‘?’, where ‘?’ can match to any single character in input string and ‘*’ can match to any number of characters including zero characters, design an efficient algorithm to find if the pattern matches with the complete input string or …