|Title||A quantum algorithm for string matching|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||P. Niroula, and Y. Nam|
|Journal||npj Quantum Inform.|
Algorithms that search for a pattern within a larger data-set appear ubiquitously in text and image processing. Here, we present an explicit, circuit-level implementation of a quantum pattern-matching algorithm that matches a search string (pattern) of length M inside a longer text of length N. Our algorithm has a time complexity of (O) over tilde root N, while the space complexity remains modest at O(N+ M). We report the quantum gate counts relevant for both pre-fault-tolerant and fault-tolerant regimes.