Searchability in merging and implicit data structures

  • J. Ian Munro
  • Patricio V. Poblete
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 154)


We introduce the notion of searchability as a property of an in place merging algorithm. It is shown that a pair of sorted arrays can be merged in place in linear time so that a logarithmic time search may be performed at any point during the process. This method is applied to devise an implicit data structure which can support searches in 0(log2 n) time and insertions in 0(log n) time.


Binary Search Internal Move Binary Search Tree Merging Algorithm Average Search 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ian Munro
    • 1
  • Patricio V. Poblete
    • 2
  1. 1.Data Structuring Group Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Computer Science DivisionUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

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