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Edgebreaker: Connectivity compression for triangle meshes
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS
, 1999
"... Edgebreaker is a simple scheme for compressing the triangle/vertex incidence graphs (sometimes called connectivity or topology) of threedimensional triangle meshes. Edgebreaker improves upon the worst case storage required by previously reported schemes, most of which require O(nlogn) bits to sto ..."
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Edgebreaker is a simple scheme for compressing the triangle/vertex incidence graphs (sometimes called connectivity or topology) of threedimensional triangle meshes. Edgebreaker improves upon the worst case storage required by previously reported schemes, most of which require O(nlogn) bits to store the incidence graph of a mesh of n triangles. Edgebreaker requires only 2n bits or less for simple meshes and can also support fully general meshes by using additional storage per handle and hole. Edgebreaker's compression and decompression processes perform the same traversal of the mesh from one triangle to an adjacent one. At each stage, compression produces an opcode describing the topological relation between the current triangle and the boundary of the remaining part of the mesh. Decompression uses these opcodes to reconstruct the entire incidence graph. Because Edgebreaker's compression and decompression are independent of the vertex locations, they may be combined with a variety of vertexcompressing techniques that exploit topological information about the mesh to better estimate vertex locations. Edgebreaker may be used to compress the connectivity of an entire mesh bounding a 3D polyhedron or the connectivity of a triangulated surface patch whose boundary needs not be encoded. Its superior compression capabilities, the simplicity of its implementation, and its versatility make Edgebreaker particularly suitable for the emerging 3D data exchange standards for interactive graphic applications. The paper also offers a comparative survey of the rapidly growing field of geometric compression.
Clique Partitions, Graph Compression and Speedingup Algorithms
 Journal of Computer and System Sciences
, 1991
"... We first consider the problem of partitioning the edges of a graph G into bipartite cliques such that the total order of the cliques is minimized, where the order of a clique is the number of vertices in it. It is shown that the problem is NPcomplete. We then prove the existence of a partition of s ..."
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We first consider the problem of partitioning the edges of a graph G into bipartite cliques such that the total order of the cliques is minimized, where the order of a clique is the number of vertices in it. It is shown that the problem is NPcomplete. We then prove the existence of a partition of small total order in a sufficiently dense graph and devise an efficient algorithm to compute such a partition. It turns out that our algorithm exhibits a tradeoff between the total order of the partition and the running time. Next, we define the notion of a compression of a graph G and use the result on graph partitioning to efficiently compute an optimal compression for graphs of a given size. An interesting application of the graph compression result arises from the fact that several graph algorithms can be adapted to work with the compressed representation of the input graph, thereby improving the bound on their running times, particularly on dense graphs. This makes use of the tradeoff ...
Guaranteed 3.67V bit encoding of planar triangle graphs
 11TH CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY (CCCG'’99
, 1999
"... We present a new representation that is guaranteed to encode any planar triangle graph of V vertices in less than 3.67V bits. Our code improves on all prior solutions to this well studied problem and lies within 13% of the theoretical lower limit of the worst case guaranteed bound. It is based on a ..."
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We present a new representation that is guaranteed to encode any planar triangle graph of V vertices in less than 3.67V bits. Our code improves on all prior solutions to this well studied problem and lies within 13% of the theoretical lower limit of the worst case guaranteed bound. It is based on a new encoding of the CLERS string produced by Rossignacs Edgebreaker compression [Rossignac99]. The elegance and simplicity of this technique makes it suitable for a variety of 2D and 3D triangle mesh compression applications. Simple and fast compression/decompression algorithms with linear time and space complexity are available.
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...
Wrap&Zip decompression of the connectivity of triangle meshes compressed with Edgebreaker
 Journal of Computational Geometry, Theory and Applications
, 1999
"... The Edgebreaker compression (Rossignac, 1999; King and Rossignac, 1999) is guaranteed to encode any unlabeled triangulated planar graph of t triangles with at most 1.84t bits. It stores the graph as a CLERS string a sequence of t symbols from the set {C, L,E,R,S}, each represented by a 1, 2 or ..."
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The Edgebreaker compression (Rossignac, 1999; King and Rossignac, 1999) is guaranteed to encode any unlabeled triangulated planar graph of t triangles with at most 1.84t bits. It stores the graph as a CLERS string a sequence of t symbols from the set {C, L,E,R,S}, each represented by a 1, 2 or 3 bit code. We show here that, in practice, the string can be further compressed to between 0.91t and 1.26t bits using an entropy code. These results improve over the 2.3t bits code proposed by Keeler and Westbrook (1995) and over the various 3D triangle mesh compression techniques published recently (Gumhold and Strasser, 1998; Itai and Rodeh, 1982; Naor, 1990; Touma and Gotsman, 1988; Turan, 1984), which exhibit either larger constants or cannot guarantee a linear worst case storage complexity. The decompression proposed by Rossignac (1999) is complicated and exhibits a nonlinear time complexity. The main contribution reported here is a simpler and efficient decompression algorithm, calle...
Short Encodings of Planar Graphs and Maps
 Discrete Applied Mathematics
, 1993
"... We discuss spaceefficient encoding schemes for planar graphs and maps. Our results improve on the constants of previous schemes and can be achieved with simple encoding algorithms. They are nearoptimal in number of bits per edge. 1 Introduction In this paper we discuss spaceefficient binary enco ..."
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We discuss spaceefficient encoding schemes for planar graphs and maps. Our results improve on the constants of previous schemes and can be achieved with simple encoding algorithms. They are nearoptimal in number of bits per edge. 1 Introduction In this paper we discuss spaceefficient binary encoding schemes for several classes of unlabeled connected planar graphs and maps. In encoding a graph we must encode the incidences among vertexes and edges. By maps we understand topological equivalence classes of planar embeddings of planar graphs. In encoding a map we are required to encode the topology of the embedding i.e., incidences among faces, edges, and vertexes, as well as the graph. Each map is an embedding of a unique graph, but a given graph may have multiple embeddings. Hence maps must require more bits to encode than graphs in some average sense. There are a number of recent results on spaceefficient encoding. A standard adjacency list encoding of an unlabeled graph G requires...
Compact Representations of Separable Graphs
 In Proceedings of the Annual ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
, 2003
"... We consider the problem of representing graphs compactly while supporting queries e#ciently. In particular we describe a data structure for representing nvertex unlabeled graphs that satisfy an O(n )separator theorem, c < 1. The structure uses O(n) bits, and supports adjacency and degree queri ..."
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We consider the problem of representing graphs compactly while supporting queries e#ciently. In particular we describe a data structure for representing nvertex unlabeled graphs that satisfy an O(n )separator theorem, c < 1. The structure uses O(n) bits, and supports adjacency and degree queries in constant time, and neighbor listing in constant time per neighbor. This generalizes previous results for graphs with constant genus, such as planar graphs.
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
Grow & Fold: Compression of Tetrahedral Meshes
, 1998
"... Standard representations of irregular finite element meshes combine vertex data (sample coordinates and node values) and connectivity (tetrahedronvertex incidence). Connectivity specifies how the samples should be interpolated. It may be encoded for each tetrahedron as four vertexreferences, which ..."
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Standard representations of irregular finite element meshes combine vertex data (sample coordinates and node values) and connectivity (tetrahedronvertex incidence). Connectivity specifies how the samples should be interpolated. It may be encoded for each tetrahedron as four vertexreferences, which together occupy 128 bits. Our `Grow&Fold' format reduces the connectivity storage down to 7 bits per tetrahedron: 3 of these are used to encode the presence of children in a tetrahedron spanning tree; the other 4 constrain sequences of `folding' operations, so that they produce the connectivity graph of the original mesh. Additional bits must be used for each handle in the mesh and for each topological `lock' in the tree. However, as our experiments with a prototype implementation show, the increase of the storage cost due to this extra information is typically no more than 12%. By storing vertex data in an order defined by the tree, we avoid the need to store tetrahedronvertex reference...
A Fast General Methodology For InformationTheoretically Optimal Encodings Of Graphs
, 1999
"... . We propose a fast methodology for encoding graphs with informationtheoretically minimum numbers of bits. Specifically, a graph with property is called a graph. If satisfies certain properties, then an nnode medge graph G can be encoded by a binary string X such that (1) G and X can be obtai ..."
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. We propose a fast methodology for encoding graphs with informationtheoretically minimum numbers of bits. Specifically, a graph with property is called a graph. If satisfies certain properties, then an nnode medge graph G can be encoded by a binary string X such that (1) G and X can be obtained from each other in O(n log n) time, and (2) X has at most fi(n)+o(fi(n)) bits for any continuous superadditive function fi(n) so that there are at most 2 fi(n)+o(fi(n)) distinct nnode graphs. The methodology is applicable to general classes of graphs; this paper focuses on planar graphs. Examples of such include all conjunctions over the following groups of properties: (1) G is a planar graph or a plane graph; (2) G is directed or undirected; (3) G is triangulated, triconnected, biconnected, merely connected, or not required to be connected; (4) the nodes of G are labeled with labels from f1; : : : ; ` 1 g for ` 1 n; (5) the edges of G are labeled with labels from f1; : : : ; ` 2 ...