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An O(n+k) Algorithm for Ordered Retrieval from an Associative Memory
March 1988 (vol. 37 no. 3)
pp. 368-371
The problem of retrieving an ordered list of k words that satisfy a given search condition from an associative memory of m words of n bits each is addressed. A fast ordered retrieval algorithm is proposed, along with a logic design for a cellular associative memory which mechanizes the algorithm. The algorithm is of time complexity O(n+k). By contrast, the fastest previously known algorithms, b

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Index Terms:
ordered retrieval; associative memory; search condition; logic design; time complexity; content-addressable storage; logic design.
D.-L. Lee, W.A. Davis, "An O(n+k) Algorithm for Ordered Retrieval from an Associative Memory," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 368-371, March 1988, doi:10.1109/12.2176
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