Binary Search with Errors and Variable Cost Queries

  title={Binary Search with Errors and Variable Cost Queries},
  author={Matteo Sereno},
  journal={Inf. Process. Lett.},
We consider the problem of identifying an unknown value x ∈ {1,2, . . . , n} by asking “Yes–No” questions about x. The goal is to minimize the number of questions required in the worst case, taking into account that no more than B questions may receive answer “Yes” and no more than E answers may be erroneous. We consider two versions of this problem: the discr te and thecontinuousversion. In the discrete case x is a member of the finite set {1,2, . . . , n}; in the continuous case x is a member… CONTINUE READING

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