Comparisons between linear functions can help

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An example is provided of a sorting-type decision problem which can be solved in fewer steps by using comparisons between linear functions of the inputs, rather than comparisons between the inputs themselves. This disproves a conjecture of Yao [14] and Yap [16]. Several extensions are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-330
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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