Bregman Voronoi Diagrams

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Bregman Voronoi Diagrams
The Voronoi diagram of a point set is a fundamental geometric structure that partitions the space into elementary regions of influence defining a discrete proximity graph and dually a well-shaped Delaunay triangulation. In this paper, we investigate a framework for defining and building the Voronoi diagrams for a broad class of distortion measures called Bregman divergences, that includes not only the traditional (squared) Euclidean distance, but also various divergence measures based on entropic functions. As a by-product, Bregman Voronoi diagrams allow one to define information-theoretic Voronoi diagrams in statistical parametric spaces based on the relative entropy of distributions. We show that for a given Bregman divergence, one can define several types of Voronoi diagrams related to each other by convex duality or embedding. Moreover, we can always compute them indirectly as power diagrams in primal or dual spaces, or directly after linearization in an extra-dimensional space as...
Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Frank Nielsen, Richard Noc
Added 10 Dec 2010
Updated 10 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where DCG
Authors Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Frank Nielsen, Richard Nock
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