Approximation Algorithms for Min-Max Generalization Problems

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Approximation Algorithms for Min-Max Generalization Problems
Abstract. We provide improved approximation algorithms for the minmax generalization problems considered by Du, Eppstein, Goodrich, and Lueker [1]. In min-max generalization problems, the input consists of data items with weights and a lower bound wlb, and the goal is to partition individual items into groups of weight at least wlb, while minimizing the maximum weight of a group. The rules of legal partitioning are specific to a problem. Du et al. consider several problems in this vein: (1) partitioning a graph into connected subgraphs, (2) partitioning unstructured data into arbitrary classes and (3) partitioning a 2-dimensional array into non-overlapping contiguous rectangles (subarrays) that satisfy the above size requirements. We significantly improve approximation ratios for all the problems considered by Du et al., and provide additional motivation for these problems. Moreover, for the first problem, while Du et al. give approximation algorithms for specific graph families, namel...
Piotr Berman, Sofya Raskhodnikova
Added 26 Oct 2010
Updated 26 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Piotr Berman, Sofya Raskhodnikova
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