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# Exploring the KMP Algorithm for Efficient Pattern Search

Hey Forum Members!

I came across this fantastic article online about the Knuth-Morris-Pratt (KMP) Algorithm for pattern search. The KMP Algorithm is a powerful technique for efficiently searching for a pattern within a larger text. Understanding this algorithm can significantly improve your string searching skills.

The article I found here provides a detailed explanation of the KMP Algorithm and its implementation in code. It's a must-read for anyone interested in algorithms and data structures.

Here's a snippet of the code from the article that demonstrates how the KMP Algorithm can be implemented in Python:

```def compute_lps_array(pattern):
length = 0
i = 1
lps =  * len(pattern)

while i < len(pattern):
if pattern[i] == pattern[length]:
length += 1
lps[i] = length
i += 1
else:
if length != 0:
length = lps[length - 1]
else:
lps[i] = 0
i += 1

return lps

def kmp_algorithm(text, pattern):
lps = compute_lps_array(pattern)
i = 0
j = 0

while i < len(text) and j < len(pattern):
if text[i] == pattern[j]:
i += 1
j += 1
else:
if j != 0:
j = lps[j - 1]
else:
i += 1

if j == len(pattern):
return True, i - j
else:
return False, -1

text = "ABABDABACDABABCABAB"
pattern = "ABABCABAB"
result, index = kmp_algorithm(text, pattern)

if result:
print("Pattern found at index:", index)
else: