Locale-Insensitive Fixed Pattern Matching in stringi

String searching facilities described here provide a way to locate a specific sequence of bytes in a string. The search engine's settings may be tuned up (for example to perform case-insensitive search) via a call to the stri_opts_fixed function.

Byte Compare

The fast Knuth-Morris-Pratt search algorithm, with worst time complexity of O(n+p) (n == length(str), p == length(pattern)) is implemented (with some tweaks for very short search patterns).

Be aware that, for natural language processing, fixed pattern searching might not be what you actually require. It is because a bitwise match will not give correct results in cases of:

  1. accented letters;

  2. conjoined letters;

  3. ignorable punctuation;

  4. ignorable case,

see also stringi-search-coll.

Note that the conversion of input data to Unicode is done as usual.

See Also

Other search_fixed: stri_opts_fixed(), stringi-search

Other stringi_general_topics: stringi-arguments, stringi-encoding, stringi-locale, stringi-package, stringi-search-boundaries, stringi-search-charclass, stringi-search-coll, stringi-search-regex, stringi-search

  • stringi-search-fixed
Documentation reproduced from package stringi, version 1.4.6, License: file LICENSE

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