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B-Tree Algorithm Complexity Analysis to Evaluate the Feasibility of its Application in the University Course Timetabling Problem

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This paper presents a comparative analysis of complexity between the B-TREE and the Binary Search Algorithms, both theoretically and experimentally, to evaluate their efficiency in finding overlap of classes for students and teachers in the University Course Timetabling Problem (UCTP). According to the theory, B-TREE Search complexity is lower than Binary Search. The performed experimental tests showed the B-TREE Search Algorithm is more efficient than Binary Search, but only using a dataset larger than 75 students per classroom.

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Computer Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Data Mining