Definition: A data structure and associated algorithms primarily to search for points defined in multidimensional space.
Also known as PAM.
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
EXCELL, grid file, hB-tree, twin grid file, two-level grid file, k-d tree, BSP-tree, quadtree, UB-tree, buddy tree, locality-sensitive hashing.
See also spatial access method, space ordering method.
Note: After [GG98].
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Entry modified 6 October 2008.
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Paul E. Black, "point access method", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 6 October 2008. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/pointAccessMethod.html