Problem Link
Setter: Trung Nguyen
Tester: Hasan Jaddouh
Editorialist: Bhuvnesh Jain
Difficulty
MEDIUM  HARD
Prerequisites
Sqrt Decomposition, Hashing, Online Queries
Problem
You are given an array of size N and you want to process Q online queries on it. For each query, you need to find whether the multiset formed from 2 subarrays in each query are isomorphic or not.
Explanation
For the editorial, assume that f(Z) corresponds to the mapping of Z from the first subarray to the second subarray as defined in the problem statement.
Let us first understand when would the multisets formed from the 2 subarrays be isomorphic. It is clear that the number of occurrences of Z in first subarray and the number of occurrences of f(Z) should be same. For exmaple  If the 2 multisets are {1, 2, 3, 3} and {4, 2, 5, 5}. Then we have a mapping of f(1) = 4, f(2) = 2, f(3) = 5. i.e. the multisets are isomorphic. But none of the above subarrays are isomorphic to {1, 3, 5, 6}. This is the necessary and sufficient condition for checking the isomorphism. Thus, if we are able to build the frequency array of the numbers present in the subarray and compare the 2 frequency lists efficiently, we can solve the problem.
The first thing to notice is that the size of frequency list of the subarrays can be the order of length of the subarray (as the numbers can be unique in the subarray). Thus, even building the frequency list even in order length of subarray would be costly per query and timeout. This is where hashing comes into play. Before proceeding forward, I recommend you to read this blog by â€śrng_58â€ť and understand it thoroughly.
The blog clearly mentions a way to check with high probability whether 2 multisets (here we are considering the multisets of the frequencies) are isomorphic or not. So, assume the frequency multiset of the subarray looks like {f_1, f_2, .. f_x}. We need to be efficiently calculate the function \prod_{i=1}^{i=x}(f_i + R), where R is a randomly chosen number in the range [0, Mod). We also need to calculate the above function online and then just check whether the 2 hashed values of the 2 subarrays are same or not.
To efficiently calculate the above function, we will rely on the technique of sqrt decomposition. The basic idea of sqrt decomposition of arrays is to split the array into sqrt blocks, calculate the function of each sqrt block efficiently and iterate over the edges points (if they exist) in each query. But here the function we want to evaluate deals on the frequency of numbers which is difficult to update with each passing block as in normal sqrt decomposition.
The algorithm for the sqrt decomposition part will be as follows:

Split the array into blocks of sizes K.

Calculate the frequency of each number inside each block.

We know that there are now \frac{N}{K} blocks each of size K in the array. We will also compute the frequency and function for every contiguous block. This part leads to a memeory usage of O(N * \frac{N}{K}).

To query for a given range [l, r], let blk denote the block to which the index belongs. If both l and r belong to the same block, then we can do a brute force. Else, we get the required function value from (blk[l]+1) to (blk[r]1). Now, we need to update the answer for the elements whose frequency might be affected, i.e. lying in blk[l] and blk[r] and in the given range. For this, we simply traverse, the elements, calculate their frequencies and remove the contribution from their old frequency value in range (blk[l]+1) to (blk[r]+1) (This was also precomputed in step 2, leading to O(1) operation. In all, the query can be efficiently be performed in O(K).
Some caveats to the above solution:

To remove the contribution of previous frequency value, we need to find the modular inverse, which adds a O(\log(MOD)) factor to each query and can lead to â€śTLEâ€ť. To avoid this, we can precompute all the modular inverse beforehand.

To find the frequency of elements in blk[l] and blk[r], we would either need a map or set for each query. Or otherwise we would need to set the frequency of entire range of numbers to 0, which is a costly operation, order O(n). To avoid this, we see that after every query operation, only elements whose frequency were changed from 0, need to be set back to 0. Since they are O(K) of them, this can be handled efficiently using a vector and global frequency table initialized to 0.
Last and most important part of this problem: Choosing the value of K. See as in normal questions, generally \text{N ~ Q}. But here the constraints are bit different. Also, another step computing the pairwise function for contiguous blocks is also done. So, the value of K must be chosen carefully. We can see that following are the complexities:
PreComputation = 2 * N * \frac{N}{K} + {(\frac{N}{K})}^{2} \approx 2 * N * \frac{N}{K}
Query part = 2 * Q * K
Thus, we should chose K, such that both the above parts are equal i.e K = \frac{N}{sqrt(Q)}. Not choosing K carefully can lead many solutions to TLE.
Another thing to note that in hashing problems, sometimes the number of mod operations can also increase the constant factor in your code, sometimes leading to TLE. This is also the case here. So, it is important that you try to keep the number of Mod operations (\%) to O(N + Q).
For more details, refer to the authorâ€™s or testerâ€™s approach. The author has the same approach but used a different hashing mechanism.
If you had some other approach, feel free to share the same.
Time Complexity
O((N + Q) * Block), per test case, where Block = size of block chosen.
Space Complexity
O(N * Block)