Search Algorithms in Computer Science

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What are the three types of search algorithms based on their mechanism of searching?

Linear, binary, and hashing

In what way do comparison search algorithms improve on linear searching?

By successively eliminating records based on comparisons of the keys until the target record is found

What database structures can make search algorithms faster or more efficient?

Search trees, hash maps, and database indexes

What is the study of search engines related to, as mentioned in the text?

Information retrieval

What is the purpose of hashing in search algorithms?

To directly map keys to records based on a hash function

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Search Algorithms

  • There are three types of search algorithms based on their mechanism of searching.

Improvement of Search Algorithms

  • Comparison search algorithms improve on linear searching by reducing the number of comparisons required to find a target value.

Efficient Search Structures

  • Indexing, hashing, and caching are database structures that can make search algorithms faster or more efficient.

Study of Search Engines

  • The study of search engines is related to Information Retrieval (IR).

Purpose of Hashing

  • The purpose of hashing in search algorithms is to quickly identify the location of a target value in a database or dataset.

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