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PRAM algorithms for identifying polygon similarity

Iliopoulos, C.S. and Smyth, W.F. (1989) PRAM algorithms for identifying polygon similarity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 401 . pp. 25-32.

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The computation of the least lexicographic rotation of a string leads to the identification of polygon similarity. An O(logn) time CRCW PRAM algorithm for computing the least lexicographic rotation of a circular string (of length n) over a fixed alphabet is presented here. The logarithmic running time is achieved by using O(n/logn) processors and its space complexity is linear. A second algorithm for unbounded alphabets requires O(lognloglogn) units of time, uses O(n/logn) processors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: 2005 Springer-Verlag
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