# What does the notation $[ i \neq k ]$ means?

I can’t figure out what the notation $$[x \neq k ]$$ means. Here’s a bit of context:

The formula is: $$Pr[A_i^k = 1] = \frac{[i\neq k]}{|k-i| + 1} = \begin{cases} \frac{1}{k-i+1} \text{ if } i \lt k \ 0 \text { if } i = k \ \frac{1}{i-k+1} \text{ if } i \gt k \end{cases}$$

and is part of a chapter where the average expected time of operations of a randomised treap are proved.

$$A_i^k$$ is an indicator variable defined as $$[ x_i \text{ is a proper ancestor of }x_k ]$$ where $$x_n$$ is the node with the $$n$$-th smallest search key. That probability comes up because $$\text{depth}(x_k) = \sum_{i=1}^{n} A_i^k$$ and $$\mathbf{E}[\text{depth}(x_k)] = \sum_{i=1}^nPr[A_i^k = 1]$$.

I have no access to the pages that explain the notation since I’m studying from a pdf of a few pages taken from a book.