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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Parra, Conrado
dc.contributor.authorRoura Ferret, Salvador
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
dc.identifier.citationMartínez Parra, Conrado; Roura Ferret, Salvador. "Optimal and nearly optimal weighted skip lists". 1995.
dc.description.abstractWe consider the problem of building a static (i.e. no updates are performed) skip list of n elements, given these n elements and the corresponding access probabilities or weights. We develop a dynamic programming algorithm that builds an optimal skip list in the sense that the average access cost is minimized. We also consider nearly optimal skip lists, whose average access cost is not optimal but good enough, and can be built more efficiently than optimal skip lists. Several related issues are also discussed, for instance, other approaches to the construction of nearly optimal skip lists or the construction of optimal skip lists that minimize different kinds of search costs.
dc.format.extent25 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica
dc.subject.otherStatic data sets
dc.subject.otherSkip lists
dc.titleOptimal and nearly optimal weighted skip lists
dc.typeExternal research report
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)

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