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Searching in a dynamic memory with fast sequential access

This communication presents an algorithm for searching in the Aho-Ullman dynamic memory consisting of (2m - 1) cells. Mean search time of 1.5m steps to the first specified record is obtained with a subsequent sequential access capability. Thus, in such a dynamic memory, the mean access time for content addressing is the same as the mean access time for random addressing.

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