Abstract

In representing a subset of a large finite set, or an index for text search, one is faced with the need for both time and space efficiency. In this paper, we look at some approaches that have been applied to these problems to represent objects in near minimum space and still permit queries to be performed in constant time. It is hoped that this paper will draw attention to techniques for representing large (mostly static) structures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ian Munro
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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