A History of Distribution-Sensitive Data Structures

  • Prosenjit Bose
  • John Howat
  • Pat Morin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8066)


Distribution-sensitive data structures attempt to exploit patterns in query distributions in order to allow many sequences of queries execute faster than in traditional data structures. In this paper, we survey the history of such data structures, outline open problems in the area, and offer some new results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prosenjit Bose
    • 1
  • John Howat
    • 2
  • Pat Morin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityCanada
  2. 2.School of ComputingQueen’s UniversityCanada

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