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Appearancepreserving simplification
 IN PROC. SIGGRAPH’98
, 1998
"... We present a new algorithm for appearancepreserving simplification. Not only does it generate a lowpolygoncount approximation of a model, but it also preserves the appearance. This is accomplished for a particular display resolution in the sense that we properly sample the surface position, curva ..."
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We present a new algorithm for appearancepreserving simplification. Not only does it generate a lowpolygoncount approximation of a model, but it also preserves the appearance. This is accomplished for a particular display resolution in the sense that we properly sample the surface position, curvature, and color attributes of the input surface. We convert the input surface to a representation that decouples the sampling of these three attributes, storing the colors and normals in texture and normal maps, respectively. Our simplification algorithm employs a new texture deviation metric, which guarantees that these maps shift by no more than a userspecified number of pixels on the screen. The simplification process filters the surface position, while the runtime system filters the colors and normals on a perpixel basis. We have applied our simplification technique to several large models achieving significant amounts of simplification with little or no loss in rendering quality.
StraightLine Drawing Algorithms for Hierarchical Graphs and Clustered Graphs
 Algorithmica
, 1999
"... Hierarchical graphs and clustered graphs are useful nonclassical graph models for structured relational information. Hierarchical graphs are graphs with layering structures; clustered graphs are graphs with recursive clustering structures. Both have applications in CASE tools, software visualizatio ..."
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Cited by 60 (12 self)
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Hierarchical graphs and clustered graphs are useful nonclassical graph models for structured relational information. Hierarchical graphs are graphs with layering structures; clustered graphs are graphs with recursive clustering structures. Both have applications in CASE tools, software visualization, and VLSI design. Drawing algorithms for hierarchical graphs have been well investigated. However, the problem of straightline representation has not been solved completely. In this paper, we answer the question: does every planar hierarchical graph admit a planar straightline hierarchical drawing? We present an algorithm that constructs such drawings in linear time. Also, we answer a basic question for clustered graphs, that is, does every planar clustered graph admit a planar straightline drawing with clusters drawn as convex polygons? We provide a method for such drawings based on our algorithm for hierarchical graphs.
The computational Complexity of Knot and Link Problems
 J. ACM
, 1999
"... We consider the problem of deciding whether a polygonal knot in 3dimensional Euclidean space is unknotted, capable of being continuously deformed without selfintersection so that it lies in a plane. We show that this problem, unknotting problem is in NP. We also consider the problem, unknotting pr ..."
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We consider the problem of deciding whether a polygonal knot in 3dimensional Euclidean space is unknotted, capable of being continuously deformed without selfintersection so that it lies in a plane. We show that this problem, unknotting problem is in NP. We also consider the problem, unknotting problem of determining whether two or more such polygons can be split, or continuously deformed without selfintersection so that they occupy both sides of a plane without intersecting it. We show that it also is in NP. Finally, we show that the problem of determining the genus of a polygonal knot (a generalization of the problem of determining whether it is unknotted) is in PSPACE. We also give exponential worstcase running time bounds for deterministic algorithms to solve each of these problems. These algorithms are based on the use of normal surfaces and decision procedures due to W. Haken, with recent extensions by W. Jaco and J. L. Tollefson.
Compact Encodings of Planar Graphs via Canonical Orderings and Multiple Parentheses
, 1998
"... . We consider the problem of coding planar graphs by binary strings. Depending on whether O(1)time queries for adjacency and degree are supported, we present three sets of coding schemes which all take linear time for encoding and decoding. The encoding lengths are significantly shorter than th ..."
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. We consider the problem of coding planar graphs by binary strings. Depending on whether O(1)time queries for adjacency and degree are supported, we present three sets of coding schemes which all take linear time for encoding and decoding. The encoding lengths are significantly shorter than the previously known results in each case. 1 Introduction This paper investigates the problem of encoding a graph G with n nodes and m edges into a binary string S. This problem has been extensively studied with three objectives: (1) minimizing the length of S, (2) minimizing the time needed to compute and decode S, and (3) supporting queries efficiently. A number of coding schemes with different tradeoffs have been proposed. The adjacencylist encoding of a graph is widely useful but requires 2mdlog ne bits. (All logarithms are of base 2.) A folklore scheme uses 2n bits to encode a rooted nnode tree into a string of n pairs of balanced parentheses. Since the total number of such trees is...
On the Embedding Phase of the Hopcroft and Tarjan Planarity Testing Algorithm
 ALGORITHMICA
, 1994
"... We give a detailed description of the embedding phase of the Hopcroft and Tarjan planarity testing algorithm. The embedding phase runs in linear time. An implementation based on this paper can be found in [MMN93]. ..."
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We give a detailed description of the embedding phase of the Hopcroft and Tarjan planarity testing algorithm. The embedding phase runs in linear time. An implementation based on this paper can be found in [MMN93].
Orderly Spanning Trees with Applications to Graph Encoding and Graph Drawing
 In 12 th Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA
, 2001
"... The canonical ordering for triconnected planar graphs is a powerful method for designing graph algorithms. This paper introduces the orderly pair of connected planar graphs, which extends the concept of canonical ordering to planar graphs not required to be triconnected. Let G be a connected planar ..."
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The canonical ordering for triconnected planar graphs is a powerful method for designing graph algorithms. This paper introduces the orderly pair of connected planar graphs, which extends the concept of canonical ordering to planar graphs not required to be triconnected. Let G be a connected planar graph. We give a lineartime algorithm that obtains an orderly pair (H
Decision Trees For Geometric Models
, 1993
"... A fundamental problem in modelbased computer vision is that of identifying which of a given set of geometric models is present in an image. Considering a "probe" to be an oracle that tells us whether or not a model is present at a given point, we study the problem of computing efficien ..."
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A fundamental problem in modelbased computer vision is that of identifying which of a given set of geometric models is present in an image. Considering a "probe" to be an oracle that tells us whether or not a model is present at a given point, we study the problem of computing efficient strategies ("decision trees") for probing an image, with the goal to minimize the number of probes necessary (in the worst case) to determine which single model is present. We show that a dlg ke height binary decision tree always exists for k polygonal models (in fixed position), provided (1) they are nondegenerate (do not share boundaries) and (2) they share a common point of intersection. Further, we give an efficient algorithm for constructing such decision tress when the models are given as a set of polygons in the plane. We show that constructing a minimum height tree is NPcomplete if either of the two assumptions is omitted. We provide an efficient greedy heuristic strategy and show ...
On Linear Layouts of Graphs
, 2004
"... In a total order of the vertices of a graph, two edges with no endpoint in common can be crossing, nested, or disjoint. A kstack (resp... ..."
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In a total order of the vertices of a graph, two edges with no endpoint in common can be crossing, nested, or disjoint. A kstack (resp...
Confluent drawings: Visualizing NonPlanar Diagrams in a Planar Way
 GRAPH DRAWING (PROC. GD ’03), VOLUME 2912 OF LECTURE NOTES COMPUT. SCI
, 2003
"... We introduce a new approach for drawing diagrams. Our approach is to use a technique we call confluent drawing for visualizing nonplanar graphs in a planar way. This approach allows us to draw, in a crossingfree manner, graphs—such as software interaction diagrams—that would normally have many cro ..."
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We introduce a new approach for drawing diagrams. Our approach is to use a technique we call confluent drawing for visualizing nonplanar graphs in a planar way. This approach allows us to draw, in a crossingfree manner, graphs—such as software interaction diagrams—that would normally have many crossings. The main idea of this approach is quite simple: we allow groups of edges to be merged together and drawn as “tracks” (similar to train tracks). Producing such confluent drawings automatically from a graph with many crossings is quite challenging, however, we offer a heuristic algorithm (one version for undirected graphs and one version for directed ones) to test if a nonplanar graph can be drawn efficiently in a confluent way. In addition, we identify several large classes of graphs that can be completely categorized as being either confluently drawable or confluently nondrawable.
On Simultaneous Planar Graph Embeddings
 COMPUT. GEOM
, 2003
"... We consider the problem of simultaneous embedding of planar graphs. There are two variants ..."
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We consider the problem of simultaneous embedding of planar graphs. There are two variants