Universal Rewriting in Constrained Memories

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Executive Summary

A constrained memory is a storage device whose elements change their states under some constraints. A typical example is flash memories, in which cell levels are easy to increase but hard to decrease. In a general rewriting model, the stored data changes with some pattern determined by the application. In a constrained memory, an appropriate representation is needed for the stored data to enable efficient rewriting. In this paper, the authors define the general rewriting problem using a graph model. This model generalizes many known rewriting models such as floating codes, WOM codes, buffer codes, etc.

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