### Abstract

Finding the closest pair among a given set of points under Hamming Metric is a fundamental problem with many applications. Let n be the number of points and D the dimensionality of all points. We show that for 0<D≤n ^{0.294}, the problem, with the binary alphabet set, can be solved within time complexity , whereas for n ^{0.294}<D≤n, it can be solved within time complexity . We also provide an alternative approach not involving algebraic matrix multiplication, which has the time complexity with small constant, and is effective for practical use. Moreover, for arbitrary large alphabet set, an algorithm with the time complexity is obtained for 0<D≤n ^{0.294}, whereas the time complexity is for n ^{0.294}<D≤n. In addition, the algorithms propose in this paper provides a solution to the open problem stated by Kao et al.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Computing and Combinatorics - 15th Annual International Conference, COCOON 2009, Proceedings |

Pages | 205-214 |

Number of pages | 10 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 1 2009 |

Event | 15th Annual International Conference on Computing and Combinatorics, COCOON 2009 - Niagara Falls, NY, United States Duration: Jul 13 2009 → Jul 15 2009 |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) |
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Volume | 5609 LNCS |

ISSN (Print) | 0302-9743 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 1611-3349 |

### Other

Other | 15th Annual International Conference on Computing and Combinatorics, COCOON 2009 |
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Country | United States |

City | Niagara Falls, NY |

Period | 7/13/09 → 7/15/09 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)

### Cite this

*Computing and Combinatorics - 15th Annual International Conference, COCOON 2009, Proceedings*(pp. 205-214). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5609 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02882-3_21