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2009
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Minimizing Average Shortest Path Distances via Shortcut Edge Addition

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Minimizing Average Shortest Path Distances via Shortcut Edge Addition
We consider adding k shortcut edges (i.e. edges of small fixed length δ ≥ 0) to a graph so as to minimize the weighted average shortest path distance over all pairs of vertices. We explore several variations of the problem and give O(1)-approximations for each. We also improve the best known approximation ratio for metric k-median with penalties, as many of our approximations depend upon this bound. We give a (1 + 2 (p+1) β(p+1)−1 , β)-approximation with runtime exponential in p. If we set β = 1 (to be exact on the number of medians), this matches the best current k-median (without penalties) result.
Adam Meyerson, Brian Tagiku
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where APPROX
Authors Adam Meyerson, Brian Tagiku
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