The Frequent Items Problem in Online Streaming under Various Performance Measures.
Joan Boyar, Kim S. Larsen, and Abyayananda Maiti.
International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science. Accepted for publication.
This is a contribution to the ongoing study of properties of performance measures for online algorithms. It has long been known that competitive analysis suffers from drawbacks in certain situations, and many alternative measures have been proposed. More systematic comparative studies of performance measures have been initiated recently, and we continue this work, considering competitive analysis, relative interval analysis, and relative worst order analysis on the frequent items problem, a fundamental online streaming problem.

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