Sciweavers

ESA
1998
Springer

Finding an Optimal Path without Growing the Tree

13 years 7 months ago
Finding an Optimal Path without Growing the Tree
In this paper, we study a class of optimal path problems with the following phenomenon: The space complexity of the algorithms for reporting the lengths of single-source optimal paths for these problems is asymptotically smaller than the space complexity of the "standard" treegrowing algorithms for finding actual optimal paths. We present a general and efficient algorithmic paradigm for finding an actual optimal path for such problems without having to grow a single-source optimal path tree. Our paradigm is based on the "marriage-before-conquer" strategy, the prune-and-search technique, and a data structure called clipped trees. The paradigm enables us to compute an actual path for a number of optimal path problems and dynamic programming problems in computational geometry, graph theory, and combinatorial optimization. Our algorithmic solutions improve the space bounds (in certain cases, the time bounds as well) of the previously best known algorithms, and settle so...
Danny Z. Chen, Ovidiu Daescu, Xiaobo Hu, Jinhui Xu
Added 05 Aug 2010
Updated 05 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ESA
Authors Danny Z. Chen, Ovidiu Daescu, Xiaobo Hu, Jinhui Xu
Comments (0)