Simultaneous encodings for range and next/previous larger/smaller value queries


Given an array of n elements from a total order, we propose encodings that support various range queries (range minimum, range maximum and their variants), and previous and next smaller/larger value queries. When query time is not of concern, we obtain a 4.088n+o(n)-bit encoding that supports all these queries. For the case when we need to support all these queries in constant time, we give an encoding that takes 4.585n + o(n) bits, where n is the length of input array. This improves the 5.08n + o(n)-bit encoding obtained by encoding the colored 2d-Min and Max heaps proposed by Fischer [TCS, 2011]. We first extend the original DFUDS [Algorithmica, 2005] encoding of the colored 2d-Min (Max) heap that supports the queries in constant time. Then, we combine the extended DFUDS of 2d-Min heap and 2d-Max heap using the Min-Max encoding of Gawrychowski and Nicholson [ICALP, 2015] with some modifications. We also obtain encodings that take lesser space and support a subset of these queries.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2016.01.043

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@article{Jo2015SimultaneousEF, title={Simultaneous encodings for range and next/previous larger/smaller value queries}, author={Seungbum Jo and S. Srinivasa Rao}, journal={Theor. Comput. Sci.}, year={2015}, volume={654}, pages={80-91} }