On the Size of Succinct Indices

  • Alexander Golynski
  • Roberto Grossi
  • Ankur Gupta
  • Rajeev Raman
  • Satti Srinivasa Rao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4698)


A succinct data structure occupies an amount of space that is close to the information-theoretic minimum plus an additional term. The latter is not necessarily a lower-order term and, in several cases, completely dominates the space occupancy both in theory and in practice. In this paper, we present several solutions to partially overcome this problem, introducing new techniques of independent interest that allow us to improve over previously known upper and lower bounds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Golynski
    • 1
  • Roberto Grossi
    • 2
  • Ankur Gupta
    • 3
  • Rajeev Raman
    • 4
  • Satti Srinivasa Rao
    • 5
  1. 1.David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di PisaItaly
  3. 3.Butler UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science, University of LeicesterUK
  5. 5.IT University of CopenhagenDenmark

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