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Finger Search Trees with Constant Insertion Time
 In Proc. 9th Annual ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
, 1997
"... We consider the problem of implementing finger search trees on the pointer machine, i.e., how to maintain a sorted list such that searching for an element x, starting the search at any arbitrary element f in the list, only requires logarithmic time in the distance between x and f in the list. We pr ..."
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We consider the problem of implementing finger search trees on the pointer machine, i.e., how to maintain a sorted list such that searching for an element x, starting the search at any arbitrary element f in the list, only requires logarithmic time in the distance between x and f in the list. We present the first pointerbased implementation of finger search trees allowing new elements to be inserted at any arbitrary position in the list in worst case constant time. Previously, the best known insertion time on the pointer machine was O(log n), where n is the total length of the list. On a unitcost RAM, a constant insertion time has been achieved by Dietz and Raman by using standard techniques of packing small problem sizes into a constant number of machine words. Deletion of a list element is supported in O(log n) time, which matches the previous best bounds. Our data structure requires linear space. 1 Introduction A finger search tree is a data structure which stores a sorte...
Finger Search Trees
, 2005
"... One of the most studied problems in computer science is the problem of maintaining a sorted sequence of elements to facilitate efficient searches. The prominent solution to the problem is to organize the sorted sequence as a balanced search tree, enabling insertions, deletions and searches in logari ..."
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One of the most studied problems in computer science is the problem of maintaining a sorted sequence of elements to facilitate efficient searches. The prominent solution to the problem is to organize the sorted sequence as a balanced search tree, enabling insertions, deletions and searches in logarithmic time. Many different search trees have been developed and studied intensively in the literature. A discussion of balanced binary search trees can e.g. be found in [4]. This chapter is devoted to finger search trees which are search trees supporting fingers, i.e. pointers, to elements in the search trees and supporting efficient updates and searches in the vicinity of the fingers. If the sorted sequence is a static set of n elements then a simple and space efficient representation is a sorted array. Searches can be performed by binary search using 1+⌊log n⌋ comparisons (we throughout this chapter let log x denote log 2 max{2, x}). A finger search starting at a particular element of the array can be performed by an exponential search by inspecting elements at distance 2 i − 1 from the finger for increasing i followed by a binary search in a range of 2 ⌊log d ⌋ − 1 elements, where d is the rank difference in the sequence between the finger and the search element. In Figure 11.1 is shown an exponential search for the element 42 starting at 5. In the example d = 20. An exponential search requires
Properties of MultiSplay Trees
, 2009
"... We show that multisplay trees have most of the properties that splay trees have. Specifically, we show that multisplay trees have the following properties: the access lemma, static optimality, the static finger property, the working set property, and keyindependent optimality. Moreover, we prove ..."
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We show that multisplay trees have most of the properties that splay trees have. Specifically, we show that multisplay trees have the following properties: the access lemma, static optimality, the static finger property, the working set property, and keyindependent optimality. Moreover, we prove that multisplay trees have the deque property, which was conjectured by Tarjan in 1985 for splay trees, but remains unproven despite a significant amount of research toward proving it. Efficiently maintaining and manipulating sets of elements from a totally ordered universe is a fundamental problem in computer science. Specifically, many algorithms need a data structure that can efficiently support at least the following operations: insert, delete, predecessor, and successor, as well as membership testing. A standard data structure that maintains a totally ordered set and