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Approximate Distance Labeling Schemes
, 2000
"... We consider the problem of labeling the nodes of an nnode graph G with short labels in such a way that the distance between any two nodes u; v of G can be approximated eciently (in constant time) by merely inspecting the labels of u and v, without using any other information. We develop such con ..."
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We consider the problem of labeling the nodes of an nnode graph G with short labels in such a way that the distance between any two nodes u; v of G can be approximated eciently (in constant time) by merely inspecting the labels of u and v, without using any other information. We develop such constant approximate distance labeling schemes for the classes of trees, bounded treewidth graphs, planar graphs, kchordal graphs, and graphs with a dominating pair (including for instance interval, permutation, and ATfree graphs). We also show lower bounds, and prove that most of our schemes are optimal in length of labels generated and in the quality of the approximation, leaving some open problems.
Canonical Decomposition of Outerplanar Maps and Application to Enumeration, Coding and Generation
, 2003
"... In this article we define a canonical decomposition of rooted outerplanar maps into a spanning tree and a list of edges. This decomposition, constructible in linear time, implies the existence of bijection between rooted outerplanar maps with n nodes and bicolored rooted ordered trees with n node ..."
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In this article we define a canonical decomposition of rooted outerplanar maps into a spanning tree and a list of edges. This decomposition, constructible in linear time, implies the existence of bijection between rooted outerplanar maps with n nodes and bicolored rooted ordered trees with n nodes where all the nodes of the last branch are colored white. As a consequence, for rooted outerplanar maps of n nodes, we derive: an enumeration formula, and an asymptotic of 2 3n (log n) ; an optimal data structure of asymptotically 3n bits, built in O(n) time, supporting adjacency and degree queries in worstcase constant time and neighbors query of a ddegree node in worstcase O(d) time...
Upper and Lower Bounds for Text Indexing Data Structures
, 2007
"... The main goal of this thesis is to investigate the complexity of a variety of problems related to text indexing and text searching. We present new data structures that can be used as building blocks for fulltext indices which occupies minute space (FMindexes) and wavelet trees. These data struct ..."
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The main goal of this thesis is to investigate the complexity of a variety of problems related to text indexing and text searching. We present new data structures that can be used as building blocks for fulltext indices which occupies minute space (FMindexes) and wavelet trees. These data structures also can be used to represent labeled trees and posting lists. Labeled trees are applied in XML documents, and posting lists in search engines. The main emphasis of this thesis is on lower bounds for timespace tradeoffs for the following problems: the rank/select problem, the problem of representing a string of balanced parentheses, the text retrieval problem, the problem of computing a permutation and its inverse, and the problem of representing a binary relation. These results are divided in two groups: lower bounds in the cell probe model and lower bounds in the indexing model.
Compressed String Dictionary Lookup with Edit Distance One
"... Abstract. In this paper we present different solutions for the problem of indexing a dictionary of strings in compressed space. Given a pattern P, the index has to report all the strings in the dictionary having edit distance at most one with P. Our first solution is able to solve queries in (almost ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we present different solutions for the problem of indexing a dictionary of strings in compressed space. Given a pattern P, the index has to report all the strings in the dictionary having edit distance at most one with P. Our first solution is able to solve queries in (almost optimal) O(P  + occ) time where occ is the number of strings in the dictionary having edit distance at most one with P. The space complexity of this solution is bounded in terms of the kth order entropy of the indexed dictionary. Our second solution further improves this space complexity at the cost of increasing the query time. 1
αVisibility
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, 2012
"... We study a new class of visibility problems based on the notion of αvisibility. Given an angle α and a collection of line segments S in the plane, a segment t is said to be αvisible from a point p, if there exists an empty triangle with one vertex at p and the side opposite to p on t such that the ..."
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We study a new class of visibility problems based on the notion of αvisibility. Given an angle α and a collection of line segments S in the plane, a segment t is said to be αvisible from a point p, if there exists an empty triangle with one vertex at p and the side opposite to p on t such that the angle at p is α. In this model of visibility, we study the classical variants of point visibility, weak and complete segment visibility, and the construction of the visibility graph. We also investigate the natural query versions of these problems, when α is either fixed or specified at query time.