## A framework for speeding up priorityqueue operations (2004)

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### BibTeX

@TECHREPORT{Elmasry04aframework,

author = {Amr Elmasry and Claus Jensen and Jyrki Katajainen},

title = {A framework for speeding up priorityqueue operations},

institution = {},

year = {2004}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. We introduce a framework for reducing the number of element comparisons performed in priority-queue operations. In particular, we give a priority queue which guarantees the worst-case cost of O(1) per minimum finding and insertion, and the worst-case cost of O(log n) with at most log n + O(1) element comparisons per minimum deletion and deletion, improving the bound of 2log n + O(1) on the number of element comparisons known for binomial queues. Here, n denotes the number of elements stored in the data structure prior to the operation in question, and log n equals max {1,log 2 n}. We also give a priority queue that provides, in addition to the above-mentioned methods, the priority-decrease (or decrease-key) method. This priority queue achieves the worst-case cost of O(1) per minimum finding, insertion, and priority decrease; and the worst-case cost of O(log n) with at most log n + O(log log n) element comparisons per minimum deletion and deletion. CR Classification. E.1 [Data Structures]: Lists, stacks, and queues; E.2 [Data