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How to Splay for loglogN-Competitiveness

  • George F. Georgakopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3503)

Abstract

We present an extension of the splay technique, the chain-splay. Chain-splay trees splay the accessed element to the root exactly as classic splay trees do, but also perform some local ‘house-keeping’ splay operations below the accessed element. We prove that chain-splay is loglogN-competitive to any off-line searching algorithm. This result is the nearest point to dynamic optimality of splay trees reached since 1983.

Keywords

Transition Point Dynamic Optimality Head Node Balance Tree Binary Search Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George F. Georgakopoulos
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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