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A New Approach to Text Searching
"... We introduce a family of simple and fast algorithms for solving the classical string matching problem, string matching with classes of symbols, don't care symbols and complement symbols, and multiple patterns. In addition we solve the same problems allowing up to k mismatches. Among the features of ..."
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We introduce a family of simple and fast algorithms for solving the classical string matching problem, string matching with classes of symbols, don't care symbols and complement symbols, and multiple patterns. In addition we solve the same problems allowing up to k mismatches. Among the features of these algorithms are that they don't need to buffer the input, they are real time algorithms (for constant size patterns), and they are suitable to be implemented in hardware. 1 Introduction String searching is a very important component of many problems, including text editing, bibliographic retrieval, and symbol manipulation. Recent surveys of string searching can be found in [17, 4]. The string matching problem consists of finding all occurrences of a pattern of length m in a text of length n. We generalize the problem allowing "don't care" symbols, the complement of a symbol, and any finite class of symbols. We solve this problem for one or more patterns, with or without mismatches. Fo...
An asymptotically optimal multiversion Btree
, 1996
"... In a variety of applications, we need to keep track of the development of a data set over time. For maintaining and querying these multiversion data efficiently, external storage structures are an absolute necessity. We propose a multiversion Btree that supports insertions and deletions of data ite ..."
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In a variety of applications, we need to keep track of the development of a data set over time. For maintaining and querying these multiversion data efficiently, external storage structures are an absolute necessity. We propose a multiversion Btree that supports insertions and deletions of data items at the current version and range queries and exact match queries for any version, current or past. Our multiversion Btree is asymptotically optimal in the sense that the time and space bounds are asymptotically the same as those of the (singleversion) Btree in the worst case. The technique we present for transforming a (singleversion) Btree into a multiversion Btree is quite general: it applies to a number of hierarchical external access structures with certain properties directly, and it can be modified for others.
Cuckoo hashing
 Journal of Algorithms
, 2001
"... We present a simple dictionary with worst case constant lookup time, equaling the theoretical performance of the classic dynamic perfect hashing scheme of Dietzfelbinger et al. (Dynamic perfect hashing: Upper and lower bounds. SIAM J. Comput., 23(4):738–761, 1994). The space usage is similar to that ..."
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We present a simple dictionary with worst case constant lookup time, equaling the theoretical performance of the classic dynamic perfect hashing scheme of Dietzfelbinger et al. (Dynamic perfect hashing: Upper and lower bounds. SIAM J. Comput., 23(4):738–761, 1994). The space usage is similar to that of binary search trees, i.e., three words per key on average. Besides being conceptually much simpler than previous dynamic dictionaries with worst case constant lookup time, our data structure is interesting in that it does not use perfect hashing, but rather a variant of open addressing where keys can be moved back in their probe sequences. An implementation inspired by our algorithm, but using weaker hash functions, is found to be quite practical. It is competitive with the best known dictionaries having an average case (but no nontrivial worst case) guarantee. Key Words: data structures, dictionaries, information retrieval, searching, hashing, experiments * Partially supported by the Future and Emerging Technologies programme of the EU
IPAddress Lookup Using LCTries
, 1998
"... There has recently been a notable interest in the organization of routing information to enable fast lookup of IP addresses. The interest is primarily motivated by the goal of building multiGb/s routers for the Internet, without having to rely on multilayer switching techniques. We address this ..."
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There has recently been a notable interest in the organization of routing information to enable fast lookup of IP addresses. The interest is primarily motivated by the goal of building multiGb/s routers for the Internet, without having to rely on multilayer switching techniques. We address this problem by using an LCtrie, a trie structure with combined path and level compression. This data structure enables us to build efficient, compact and easily searchable implementations of an IP routing table. The structure can store both unicast and multicast addresses with the same average search times. The search depth increases as \Theta (log log n) with the number of entries in the table for a large class of distributions and it is independent of the length of the addresses. A node in the trie can be coded with four bytes. Only the size of the base vector, which contains the search strings, grows linearly with the length of the addresses when extended from 4 to 16 bytes, as mandated by the shift from IP version 4 to version 6. We present the basic structure, as well as an adaptive version that roughly doubles the number of lookups per second. More general classifications of packets that are needed for link sharing, quality of service provisioning and for multicast and multipath routing are also discussed. Our experimental results compare favorably with those reported previously in the research literature.
Fast and Flexible Word Searching on Compressed Text
, 2000
"... ... text. When searching complex or approximate patterns, our algorithms are up to 8 times faster than the search on uncompressed text. We also discuss the impact of our technique in inverted files pointing to logical blocks and argue for the possibility of keeping the text compressed all the time, ..."
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... text. When searching complex or approximate patterns, our algorithms are up to 8 times faster than the search on uncompressed text. We also discuss the impact of our technique in inverted files pointing to logical blocks and argue for the possibility of keeping the text compressed all the time, decompressing only for displaying purposes.
Fast address lookup for Internet routers
 IEEE Broadband Communications
, 1998
"... We consider the problem of organizing address tables for internet routers to enable fast searching. Our proposal is to to build an efficient, compact and easily searchable implementation of an IP routing table by using an LCtrie, a trie structure with combined path and level compression. The depth ..."
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We consider the problem of organizing address tables for internet routers to enable fast searching. Our proposal is to to build an efficient, compact and easily searchable implementation of an IP routing table by using an LCtrie, a trie structure with combined path and level compression. The depth of this structure increases very slowly as function of the number of entries in the table. A node can be coded in only four bytes and the size of the main search structure never exceeds 256 kB for the tables in the US core routers. We present a software implementation that can sustain approximately half a million lookups per second on a 133 MHz Pentium personal computer, and two million lookups per second on a more powerful SUN Sparc Ultra II workstation. 1
A Survey of Adaptive Sorting Algorithms
, 1992
"... Introduction and Survey; F.2.2 [Analysis of Algorithms and Problem Complexity]: Nonnumerical Algorithms and Problems  Sorting and Searching; E.5 [Data]: Files  Sorting/searching; G.3 [Mathematics of Computing]: Probability and Statistics  Probabilistic algorithms; E.2 [Data Storage Represe ..."
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Introduction and Survey; F.2.2 [Analysis of Algorithms and Problem Complexity]: Nonnumerical Algorithms and Problems  Sorting and Searching; E.5 [Data]: Files  Sorting/searching; G.3 [Mathematics of Computing]: Probability and Statistics  Probabilistic algorithms; E.2 [Data Storage Representation]: Composite structures, linked representations. General Terms: Algorithms, Theory. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Adaptive sorting algorithms, Comparison trees, Measures of disorder, Nearly sorted sequences, Randomized algorithms. A Survey of Adaptive Sorting Algorithms 2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I.1 Optimal adaptivity I.2 Measures of disorder I.3 Organization of the paper 1.WORSTCASE ADAPTIVE (INTERNAL) SORTING ALGORITHMS 1.1 Generic Sort 1.2 CookKim division 1.3 Partition Sort 1.4 Exponential Search 1.5 Adaptive Merging 2.EXPECTEDCASE ADAPTIV
Backwards Analysis of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
 Trends in Discrete and Computational Geometry, volume 10 of Algorithms and Combinatorics
, 1992
"... The theme of this paper is a rather simple method that has proved very potent in the analysis of the expected performance of various randomized algorithms and data structures in computational geometry. The method can be described as "analyze a randomized algorithm as if it were running backwards in ..."
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The theme of this paper is a rather simple method that has proved very potent in the analysis of the expected performance of various randomized algorithms and data structures in computational geometry. The method can be described as "analyze a randomized algorithm as if it were running backwards in time, from output to input." We apply this type of analysis to a variety of algorithms, old and new, and obtain solutions with optimal or near optimal expected performance for a plethora of problems in computational geometry, such as computing Delaunay triangulations of convex polygons, computing convex hulls of point sets in the plane or in higher dimensions, sorting, intersecting line segments, linear programming with a fixed number of variables, and others. 1 Introduction The curious phenomenon that randomness can be used profitably in the solution of computational tasks has attracted a lot of attention from researchers in recent years. The approach has proved useful in such diverse area...
Proximity Matching Using FixedQueries Trees
"... . We present a new data structure, called the fixedqueries tree, for the problem of finding all elements of a fixed set that are close, under some distance function, to a query element. Fixedqueries trees can be used for any distance function, not necessarily even a metric, as long as it satisfies ..."
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. We present a new data structure, called the fixedqueries tree, for the problem of finding all elements of a fixed set that are close, under some distance function, to a query element. Fixedqueries trees can be used for any distance function, not necessarily even a metric, as long as it satisfies the triangle inequality. We give an analysis of several performance parameters of fixedqueries trees and experimental results that support the analysis. Fixedqueries trees are particularly efficient for applications in which comparing two elements is expensive. 1 Introduction Search structures such as hashing and trees are at the basis of many efficient computer science applications. But they usually support only exact queries. Finding things approximately, that is, allowing some errors in the query specifications, is much harder. The first question that a prominent biologist once asked one of the authors when finding that he is a computer scientist is whether it is possible to adapt bina...
Fast and Practical Approximate String Matching
 In Combinatorial Pattern Matching, Third Annual Symposium
, 1992
"... We present new algorithms for approximate string matching based in simple, but efficient, ideas. First, we present an algorithm for string matching with mismatches based in arithmetical operations that runs in linear worst case time for most practical cases. This is a new approach to string searchin ..."
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We present new algorithms for approximate string matching based in simple, but efficient, ideas. First, we present an algorithm for string matching with mismatches based in arithmetical operations that runs in linear worst case time for most practical cases. This is a new approach to string searching. Second, we present an algorithm for string matching with errors based on partitioning the pattern that requires linear expected time for typical inputs. 1 Introduction Approximate string matching is one of the main problems in combinatorial pattern matching. Recently, several new approaches emphasizing the expected search time and practicality have appeared [3, 4, 27, 32, 31, 17], in contrast to older results, most of them are only of theoretical interest. Here, we continue this trend, by presenting two new simple and efficient algorithms for approximate string matching. First, we present an algorithm for string matching with k mismatches. This problem consists of finding all instances o...