Project in String Processing Algorithms

Algorithms and machine learning
Advanced studies
Implementation and experimental comparison of string processing algorithms, and presentation of the results.
Year Semester Date Period Language In charge
2014 spring 14.01-18.02. 3-3 English Juha Kärkkäinen


Time Room Lecturer Date
Tue 12-14 C220 Juha Kärkkäinen 14.01.2014-18.02.2014


The project consists of

  • implementation of one or more string processing algorithms
  • experimental comparison and/or analysis of the algorithm(s)
  • presentation of the results

The project can be done in groups of at most three students. In a group each student is responsible for specific algorithms and the group together is responsible for the experiments and the presentation.

The course assumes String Processing Algorithms -course or similar knowledge as background.

Completing the course

Algorithm implementation

The algorithms can be implemented with any programming language under the restriction that the programs can be compiled and executed on the department computers.

The algorithm implementations are returned to the instructor by Thu 13.2. The contributions of each group member should be stated clearly. See the opening slides below for more details.


The purpose of the experiments is to determine how the performance of the algorithms changes with different inputs, different parameters settings, different algorithms etc.. An important part is choosing the test data.


The results of the experiments are presented as a poster. There will be an open poster presentation session on Thursday 27.2. at 12-16 in room B222, where other students and staff of the department can come to view the posters and ask questions.


Each part of the project (implementation, experiments, presentation) contributes one third to the total score. In general,
the experiment and presentation score will be the same for all members of a group. The implementation scores will be personal.


Literature and material