BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 477–484 | Cite as

Partial match retrieval using recursive linear hashing

  • K. Ramamohanarao
  • R. Sacks-Davis
Part I Computer Science


Recursive linear hashing is a hashing technique proposed for files which can grow and shrink dynamically. The scheme is an extension of linear hashing, a method originally proposed by Litwin, but unlike Litwin's scheme, it does not require conventional overflow pages. In this paper, we investigate the application of recursive linear hashing to partial match retrieval problems. Consistent with the results for primary key retrieval, recursive linear hashing performs better than the conventional scheme on these problems, especially at high load factors.


partial match retrieval linear hashing dynamic files 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ramamohanarao
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Sacks-Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of ComputingRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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