Manthey, Bodo ;
Tantau, Till
Smoothed Analysis of Binary Search Trees and Quicksort Under Additive Noise
Abstract
While the height of binary search trees is linear in the worst case, their
average height is logarithmic. We investigate what happens in between, i.e.,
when the randomness is limited, by analyzing the smoothed height of binary
search trees: Randomly perturb a given (adversarial) sequence and then take
the expected height of the binary search tree generated by the resulting
sequence.
As perturbation models, we consider partial permutations, where some
elements are randomly permuted, and additive noise, where random numbers
are added to the adversarial sequence. We prove tight bounds for the
smoothed height of binary search trees under these models. We also obtain
tight bounds for smoothed number of lefttoright maxima. Furthermore, we
exploit the results obtained to get bounds for the smoothed number of
comparisons that quicksort needs.
BibTeX  Entry
@InProceedings{manthey_et_al:DSP:2007:1289,
author = {Bodo Manthey and Till Tantau},
title = {Smoothed Analysis of Binary Search Trees and Quicksort Under Additive Noise},
booktitle = {Probabilistic Methods in the Design and Analysis of Algorithms},
year = {2007},
editor = {Martin Dietzfelbinger and ShangHua Teng and Eli Upfal and Berthold V{\"o}cking },
number = {07391},
series = {Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
ISSN = {18624405},
publisher = {Internationales Begegnungs und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
address = {Dagstuhl, Germany},
URL = {http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2007/1289},
annote = {Keywords: Smoothed Analysis, Binary Search Trees, Quicksort, Lefttoright Maxima}
}
2007
Keywords: 

Smoothed Analysis, Binary Search Trees, Quicksort, Lefttoright Maxima 
Seminar: 

07391  Probabilistic Methods in the Design and Analysis of Algorithms

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2007 
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2007 