Two hybrid methods for collision resolution in open addressing hashing

  • Walter Cunto
  • Patricio V. Poblete
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 318)


Two simple methods for collision resolution in open addressing hashing are First-Come-First-Served (FCFS) and Last-Come-First-Served (LCFS). We introduce and analyze two hybrid methods, that generalize these basic strategies. The first one uses a probabilistic approach, and the second one uses a “two-phase” strategy, that can be tuned to achieve better performance than FCFS and LCFS.


Hybrid Method Mixed Strategy Basic Strategy Hash Table Probe Position 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Cunto
    • 1
  • Patricio V. Poblete
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Cientifico IBM de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Departmento Ciencias de la ComputacionUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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