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Author, Editor
Author(s):
Bringmann, Karl
Panagiotou, Konstantinos
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Not MPG Author(s):
Panagiotou, Konstantinos
Editor(s):
Czumaj, Artur
Mehlhorn, Kurt
Pitts, Andrew M.
Wattenhofer, Roger
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Not MPII Editor(s):
Czumaj, Artur
Pitts, Andrew M.
Wattenhofer, Roger
BibTeX cite key*:
BringmannP12
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Efficient Sampling Methods for Discrete Distributions
Booktitle*:
Automata, Languages, and Programming : 39th International Colloquium, ICALP 2012
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/icalp2012/
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Event Address*:
Warwick, UK
Language:
English
Event Date*
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Organization:
Event Start Date:
9 July 2012
Event End Date:
13 July 2012
Publisher
Name*:
Springer
URL:
http://www.springer-ny.com/
Address*:
Berlin
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume:
7391
Number:
Month:
Pages:
133-144
Year*:
2012
VG Wort Pages:
ISBN/ISSN:
978-3-642-31593-0
Sequence Number:
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-642-31594-7_12
Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
We study the fundamental problem of the exact and efficient generation of random values from a finite and discrete probability distribution. Suppose that we are given n distinct events with associated probabilities p_1,...,p_n. We consider the problem of sampling a subset, which includes the i-th event independently with probability p_i, and the problem of sampling from the distribution, where the i-th event has a probability proportional to p_i. For both problems we present on two different classes of inputs – sorted and general probabilities – efficient preprocessing algorithms that allow for asymptotically optimal querying, and prove almost matching lower bounds for their complexity.
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MPG Unit:
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:
Algorithms and Complexity Group
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{BringmannP12,
AUTHOR = {Bringmann, Karl and Panagiotou, Konstantinos},
EDITOR = {Czumaj, Artur and Mehlhorn, Kurt and Pitts, Andrew M. and Wattenhofer, Roger},
TITLE = {Efficient Sampling Methods for Discrete Distributions},
BOOKTITLE = {Automata, Languages, and Programming : 39th International Colloquium, ICALP 2012},
PUBLISHER = {Springer},
YEAR = {2012},
VOLUME = {7391},
PAGES = {133--144},
SERIES = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
ADDRESS = {Warwick, UK},
ISBN = {978-3-642-31593-0},
DOI = {10.1007/978-3-642-31594-7_12},
}


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