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Simple Algorithms for a Weighted Interval Selection Problem

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Simple Algorithms for a Weighted Interval Selection Problem
Given a set of jobs, each consisting of a number of weighted intervals on the real line, and a number m of machines, we study the problem of selecting a maximum weight subset of the intervals such that at most one interval is selected from each job and, for any point p on the real line, at most m intervals containing p are selected. This problem has applications in molecular biology, caching, PCB assembly, and scheduling. We give a parameterized algorithm GREEDY and show that there are values of the parameter so that GREEDY produces a 1 2 -approximation in the case of unit weights, a 1 8 -approximation in the case of arbitrary weights, and a (3 - 2 2)-approximation in the case where the weights of all intervals corresponding to the same job are equal. Algorithm GREEDY belongs to the class of "myopic" algorithms, which are deterministic algorithms that process the given intervals in order of non-decreasing right endpoints and can either reject or select each interval (reject...
Thomas Erlebach, Frits C. R. Spieksma
Added 25 Aug 2010
Updated 25 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Where ISAAC
Authors Thomas Erlebach, Frits C. R. Spieksma
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