Category Archives: Research

Finding the most significant bit

In one of the problems I’ve been working on with Diego Seco and Patrick Nicholson, we needed the most-significant-bit (msb) function as a primitive for our solution. As Diego pointed out today, this function was one of the bottlenecks of … Continue reading

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CSCBCE, WAA and Finland!

From May 20-22 we were hosting CSCBCE 2010 in Waterloo. I was part of the organizing committee so it was a very busy week. Everything went quite well, Bob (the chair of the conference) was able to get a lot … Continue reading

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New papers

I got two really good news after my return from LATIN. Our paper (with Gonzalo Navarro) about compact Web graphs representations was accepted for publications in ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB). This was one of the main results in … Continue reading

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SPIRE 2010

I was invited to help in the organization of String Processing and Information Retrieval Symposium (SPIRE) this year. The conference is going to be held in Los Cabos, Mexico. The chairs are Edgar Chavez and Stefano Lonardi. I’ve been to … Continue reading

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LATIN 2010

I just got back from LATIN 2010, I was organizing committee and it was a really good experience. We got invaluable help from professors and students from UABJO. The conference started with quite a few problems. To start with, many … Continue reading

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The SXSI System

I promised a post about the sexy SXSI system in my last post. Its awesome name stands for Fast In-Memory XPath Search over Compressed Text and Tree Indexes, which says much more about what it does. The main idea for … Continue reading

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Update

It’s been a long time since my last post. Lots of things had happened and I’ll use this post to get back on track. I usually don’t post anything about my private life, yet I consider important to mention that … Continue reading

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MFCS 2009 / PSC 2009

The conference is over, I had a great time, met a lot of interesting and nice people. The summary: a great experience. Now I arrived to Prage to attend to PSC 2009. (I still have to write about my train … Continue reading

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MFCS Talk

As I said in the previous post the talk is ready and online. I’ll use this space to tell a little bit about the result we achieved with Gonzalo Navarro for the paper “Self-Indexed Text Compression using Straight-Line Programs”. The … Continue reading

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MFCS 2009

I’m back after a while. During this month I took a week off and did a road-trip with Roberto Konow trough Canada. We went to Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. It was an awesome trip and then life went … Continue reading

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