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Compressing Sort Keys While Maintaining Sort Sequence

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046281D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hicks, DR [+details]

Abstract

A frequently performed function in many data processors is to sort or arrange a number of data items (strings) in some sequence or structure so that the strings can be retrieved in sorted order or so that associative searches can be efficiently performed.