## Abstract

Term matching is a compute-intensive problem that often arises in symbolic manipulation systems like term rewriting, and in functional and equational programming. A parallel algorithm for term matching on the CREW PRAM model was recently described by Dwork, Kanellakis and Stockmeyer. This algorithm requires O( * n * ^{ 2 } ) processors and takes either O(log * n * ) or O(log ^{ 2 } * n * ) time. In this paper we describe a new parallel algorithm that performs term matching in O(log ^{ 2 } * n * ) time using O( * n * ) processors. In our algorithm, we represent the two terms as labeled directed trees. We then construct equivalence classes of nodes in these two trees such that two nodes are in the same class iff they have the same sequence of edge-labels on the path to their respective roots. This is the basis of our parallel algorithm for term matching.

Original language | American English |
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DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 1 1986 |

Event | Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Duration: Jun 1 2004 → … |

### Conference

Conference | Lecture Notes in Computer Science |
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Period | 6/1/04 → … |

## Disciplines

- Bioinformatics
- Communication
- Communication Technology and New Media
- Computer Sciences
- Databases and Information Systems
- Life Sciences
- OS and Networks
- Physical Sciences and Mathematics
- Science and Technology Studies
- Social and Behavioral Sciences