In this paper1, we examine the problem of stochastic sorting, which is also known as sorting with errors, or sorting under a stochastic environment We extend an earlier-introduced concept of filtering the stochastic "signals using deterministic filters, which, in turn, attenuate any errors which occur during the comparison of individual pairs of values. We show that these deterministic filters, which can be used by standard sorting algorithms to achieve stochastic sorting, significantly increase the probability that the lists will be sorted correctly. In this paper, we introduce two new deterministic filters called the Consecutive filter, and the Leader filter. They have been compared for accuracy, and for the amount of additional computation required in their implementations. More detailed comparisons which involves these and other deterministic filters, and their stochastic versions are found in the unabridged version of this paper.

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Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, MSV'04 and Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Algorithmic Mathematics and Comput. Sci., AMCS'04
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Oommen, J, Zgierski, J.R., & Nussbaum, D. (2004). Stochastic sorting using deterministic consecutive and leader filters. Presented at the Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, MSV'04 and Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Algorithmic Mathematics and Comput. Sci., AMCS'04.