Tries

Authored by: Sartaj Sahni

Handbook of Data Structures and Applications

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498701853
eBook ISBN: 9781315119335
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315119335-29

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Abstract

A trie (pronounced “try” and derived from the word retrieval) is a data structure that uses the digits in the keys to organize and search the dictionary. Although, in practice, we can use any radix to decompose the keys into digits, in our examples, we shall choose our radixes so that the digits are natural entities such as decimal digits (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and letters of the English alphabet (az, AZ).

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