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Suffix trees are the most frequently used data structures in algorithms on words. In this paper, we consider the depth of a compact suffix tree, also known as the PAT tree, under some simple probabilistic assumptions. For a biased memoryless source, we prove that the limiting distribution for the depth in a PAT tree is the same as the limiting distribution for the depth in a PATRICIA trie, even though the PATRICIA trie is constructed from statistically independent strings. As a result, we show that the limiting distribution for the depth in a PAT tree built over n suffixes is normal.
60: Probability theory and stochastic processes
Received: 2011/08/26 | Accepted: 2015/09/12