Bond Sequential Search


Definition: Search an array or list for two keys at once by using the bitwise or of the keys as the search key. When a possible match is found, compare against each key against the item.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)

Aggregate child (... is a part of or used in me.)
linear search.

Note: Since one pass can find two keys, the amortized run time is about half that of linear search.

Author: PEB

More information

Omer H. Abu El Haija and Azmi Alazzam, Bond-Sequential Search (BSS), Proc. World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS) 2012, Vol I, San Francisco, California, USA, October 2012. accessed 9 June 2016.

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