blind sort


Definition: A specialized sort algorithm that first builds a blind trie, then traverse the tree left to right.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)

Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
suffix array.

Aggregate child (... is a part of or used in me.)
blind trie, depth-first search.

See also treesort (1).

Note: Used in a specialized algorithm to build suffix arrays.

Author: PEB

More information

Paolo Ferragina and Roberto Grossi, The string B-tree: a new data structure for string search in external memory and its applications, Journal of the ACM, 46(2):236 - 280, March 1999.

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Entry modified 19 December 2007.
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