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buddy tree

(data structure)

Definition: A point access method which splits multidimensional space in different dimensions at each level. It also keeps a minimum bounding box of points accessible by each node.

Note: After [GG98].

Author: PEB

More information

Bernhard Seeger and Hans-Peter Kriegel, The Buddy-Tree: An Efficient and Robust Access Method for Spatial Data Base Systems, 16th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), pages 590-601, 1990.


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Paul E. Black, "buddy tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/buddytree.html