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Using Sparsification for Parametric Minimum Spanning Tree Problems
 Nordic J. Computing
, 1996
"... Two applications of sparsification to parametric computing are given. The first is a fast algorithm for enumerating all distinct minimum spanning trees in a graph whose edge weights vary linearly with a parameter. The second is an asymptotically optimal algorithm for the minimum ratio spanning t ..."
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Two applications of sparsification to parametric computing are given. The first is a fast algorithm for enumerating all distinct minimum spanning trees in a graph whose edge weights vary linearly with a parameter. The second is an asymptotically optimal algorithm for the minimum ratio spanning tree problem, as well as other search problems, on dense graphs. 1 Introduction In the parametric minimum spanning tree problem, one is given an nnode, medge undirected graph G where each edge e has a linear weight function w e (#)=a e +#b e . Let Z(#) denote the weight of the minimum spanning tree relative to the weights w e (#). It can be shown that Z(#) is a piecewise linear concave function of # [Gus80]; the points at which the slope of Z changes are called breakpoints. We shall present two results regarding parametric minimum spanning trees. First, we show that Z(#) can be constructed in O(min{nm log n, TMST (2n, n) # Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA...
Algorithmic techniques for geometric optimization
 In Computer Science Today: Recent Trends and Developments, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 1995
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LinearTime Algorithms for Parametric Minimum Spanning Tree Problems on Planar Graphs
, 1995
"... A lineartime algorithm for the minimumratio spanning tree problem on planar graphs is presented. The algorithm is based on a new planar minimum spanning tree algorithm. The approach extends to other parametric minimum spanning tree problems on planar graphs and to other families of graphs having s ..."
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A lineartime algorithm for the minimumratio spanning tree problem on planar graphs is presented. The algorithm is based on a new planar minimum spanning tree algorithm. The approach extends to other parametric minimum spanning tree problems on planar graphs and to other families of graphs having small separators. 1 Introduction Suppose we are given an undirected graph G where each edge e has two weights a e and b e ; the b e 's are assumed to be either all negative or all positive. The minimum ratio spanning tree problem (MRST) [Cha77] is to find a spanning tree T of G such that the ratio P e2T a e = P e2T b e is minimized. One application of MRST arises in the design of communication networks. The number a e represents the cost of building link e, while b e represents the time required to build that link. The goal is to find a tree that minimizes the ratio of total cost over construction time. Other applications of MRST are given elsewhere [CMV89, Meg83]. The main result of thi...
Optimal Parametric Search on Graphs of Bounded Treewidth
, 1994
"... We give lineartime algorithms for a class of parametric search problems on weighted graphs of bounded treewidth. We also discuss the implications of our results to approximate parametric search on planar graphs. ..."
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We give lineartime algorithms for a class of parametric search problems on weighted graphs of bounded treewidth. We also discuss the implications of our results to approximate parametric search on planar graphs.