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Optimal Dynamic Interval Management in External Memory (extended abstract)

Summary: Optimal Dynamic Interval Management in External Memory
(extended abstract)
Lars Arge # Jeffrey Scott Vitter +
Department of Computer Science
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708--0129
We present a space­ and I/O­optimal external­memory
data structure for answering stabbing queries on a set of
dynamically maintained intervals. Our data structure set­
tles an open problem in databases and I/O algorithms by
providing the first optimal external­memory solution to the
dynamic interval management problem, which is a special
case of 2­dimensional range searching and a central prob­
lem for object­oriented and temporal databases and for
constraint logic programming. Our data structure simulta­
neously uses optimal linear space (that is, O(N/B) blocks
of disk space) and achieves the optimal O(log B N + T/B)
I/O query bound and O(log B N ) I/O update bound, where
B is the I/O block size and T the number of elements in the


Source: Arge, Lars - Department of Computer Science, Aarhus Universitet


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences