suffixtree- Efficient, lazy suffix tree implementation





A lazy, efficient suffix tree implementation.

Since many function names (but not the type name) clash with Prelude names, this module is usually imported qualified, e.g.

  import Data.SuffixTree (STree)
  import qualified Data.SuffixTree as T

The implementation is based on the first of those described in the following paper:

This implementation constructs the suffix tree lazily, so subtrees are not created until they are traversed. Two construction functions are provided, constructWith for sequences composed of small alphabets, and construct for larger alphabets.

Estimates are given for performance. The value k is a constant; n is the length of a query string; and t is the number of elements (nodes and leaves) in a suffix tree.



type Alphabet a = [a]Source

The list of symbols that constructWith can possibly see in its input.

type Edge a = (Prefix a, STree a)Source

An edge in the suffix tree.

data Prefix a Source

The prefix string associated with an Edge. Use mkPrefix to create a value of this type, and prefix to deconstruct one.


Functor Prefix 
Eq a => Eq (Prefix a) 
Ord a => Ord (Prefix a) 
Show a => Show (Prefix a) 

data STree a Source

The suffix tree type. The implementation is exposed to ease the development of custom traversal functions. Note that (Prefix a, STree a) pairs are not stored in any order.


Node [Edge a] 



constructWith :: Eq a => Alphabet a -> [a] -> STree aSource

O(k n log n). Constructs a suffix tree using the given alphabet. The performance of this function is linear in the size k of the alphabet. That makes this function suitable for small alphabets, such as DNA nucleotides. For an alphabet containing more than a few symbols, construct is usually several orders of magnitude faster.

construct :: Ord a => [a] -> STree aSource

O(n log n). Constructs a suffix tree.


elem :: Eq a => [a] -> STree a -> BoolSource

O(n). Indicates whether the suffix tree contains the given sublist. Performance is linear in the length n of the sublist.

findEdge :: Eq a => [a] -> STree a -> Maybe (Edge a, Int)Source

O(n). Finds the given subsequence in the suffix tree. On failure, returns Nothing. On success, returns the Edge in the suffix tree at which the subsequence ends, along with the number of elements to drop from the prefix of the Edge to get the "real" remaining prefix.

Here is an example:

> find "ssip" (construct "mississippi")
Just ((mkPrefix "ppi",Leaf),1)

This indicates that the edge (mkPrefix "ppi",Leaf) matches, and that we must strip 1 character from the string "ppi" to get the remaining prefix string "pi".

Performance is linear in the length n of the query list.

findTree :: Eq a => [a] -> STree a -> Maybe (STree a)Source

O(n). Finds the subtree rooted at the end of the given query sequence. On failure, returns Nothing.

Performance is linear in the length n of the query list.

findPath :: Eq a => [a] -> STree a -> [Edge a]Source

O(n). Returns the path from the Edge in the suffix tree at which the given subsequence ends, up to the root of the tree. If the subsequence is not found, returns the empty list.

Performance is linear in the length of the query list.

countLeaves :: STree a -> IntSource

O(t). Count the number of leaves in a tree.

Performance is linear in the number t of elements in the tree.

countRepeats :: Eq a => [a] -> STree a -> IntSource

O(n + r). Count the number of times a sequence is repeated in the input sequence that was used to construct the suffix tree.

Performance is linear in the length n of the input sequence, plus the number of times r the sequence is repeated.


foldr :: (Prefix a -> b -> b) -> b -> STree a -> bSource

O(t). Folds the edges in a tree, using post-order traversal. Suitable for lazy use.



:: (a -> Prefix b -> a)

step function (evaluated strictly)

-> a

initial state

-> STree b 
-> a 

O(t). Folds the edges in a tree, using pre-order traversal. The step function is evaluated strictly.



:: (a -> a)

downwards state transformer

-> (a -> a)

upwards state transformer

-> (Prefix b -> a -> a -> a)

edge state transformer

-> (a -> a)

leaf state transformer

-> a

initial state

-> STree b


-> a 

O(t). Generic fold over a tree.

A few simple examples.

countLeaves == fold id id (const const) (1+) 0
countEdges = fold id id (\_ a _ -> a+1) id 0

This more complicated example generates a tree of the same shape, but new type, with annotated leaves.

data GenTree a b = GenNode [(Prefix a, GenTree a b)]
                 | GenLeaf b
                   deriving (Show)
gentree :: STree a -> GenTree a Int
gentree = fold reset id fprefix reset leaf
    where leaf = GenLeaf 1
          reset = const leaf
          fprefix p t (GenLeaf _) = GenNode [(p, t)]
          fprefix p t (GenNode es) = GenNode ((p, t):es)

Other useful functions

mkPrefix :: [a] -> Prefix aSource

O(1). Construct a Prefix value.

prefix :: Prefix a -> [a]Source

O(n). Obtain the list stored in a Prefix.

suffixes :: [a] -> [[a]]Source

O(n). Returns all non-empty suffixes of the argument, longest first. Behaves as follows:

suffixes xs == init (tails xs)