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Two parties A and B select a cards and b cards from a known deck and a third party C receives the remaining c cards. We consider methods whereby A can, in a single message, publicly inform B of her hand without C learning any card held by A or by B. Conditions on a, b, c are given for the existence of an appropriate message.
We consider the problem of developing algorithms for the recognition of a fixed pattern within a permutation. These methods are based upon using a carefully chosen chain or tree of subpatterns to build up the entire pattern. Generally, large improvements over brute force search can be obtained. Even using on-line versions of these methods provides such(More)