Accession Number:

ADA065283

Title:

Set Representation and Set Intersection.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This work discusses the representation and manipulation of sets based on two different concepts tries, and hashing functions. The sets considered here are assumed to be static once created, there will be no further insertions or deletions. For both trie- and hash-based strategies, a series of representations is introduced which together with the availability of preprocessing reduces the average sizes of the sets to nearly optimal values, yet retains the inherently good retrieval characteristics. The intersection procedure for trie-based representations is based on the traversal in parallel of the tries representing the sets to be intersected, and it behaves like a series of binary searches when the sets to be intersected are of very different sizes. Hashed intersection runs very fast. The average time is proportional to the size of the smallest set to be intersected and is independent of the number of sets except for the intersection set itself which has to be checked for every set. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE