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Parametrization and smooth approximation of surface triangulations
 Computer Aided Geometric Design
, 1997
"... Abstract. A method based on graph theory is investigated for creating global parametrizations for surface triangulations for the purpose of smooth surface fitting. The parametrizations, which are planar triangulations, are the solutions of linear systems based on convex combinations. A particular pa ..."
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Abstract. A method based on graph theory is investigated for creating global parametrizations for surface triangulations for the purpose of smooth surface fitting. The parametrizations, which are planar triangulations, are the solutions of linear systems based on convex combinations. A particular parametrization, called shapepreserving, is found to lead to visually smooth surface approximations. A standard approach to fitting a smooth parametric curve c(t) through a given sequence of points xi = (xi,yi,zi) ∈ IR 3, i = 1,...,N is to first make a parametrization, a corresponding increasing sequence of parameter values ti. By finding smooth functions x,y,z: [t1,tN] → IR for which x(ti) = xi, y(ti) = yi, z(ti) = zi, an interpolatory curve
Automatic graph drawing and readability of diagrams
 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
, 1988
"... AhtractDiagrams are widely used in several areas of computer wience, and their effectiveness is thoroughly recognized. One of the main qualities requested for them is readability; this is especially, but not exclusively, true in the area of information systems, where diagrams are used to model data ..."
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AhtractDiagrams are widely used in several areas of computer wience, and their effectiveness is thoroughly recognized. One of the main qualities requested for them is readability; this is especially, but not exclusively, true in the area of information systems, where diagrams are used to model data and functions of the application. Up to now, diagrams have been produced manually or with the aid of a graphic editor; in both caws placement of symbols and routing of connections are under responsibility of the designer. The goal of the work is to investigate how readability of diagrams can be achieved by means of automatic tools. Existing results in the literature are compared, and a comprehensive algorithmic approach to the problem is proposed. The algorithm presented draws graphs on a grid and is suitable for both undirected graphs and mixed graphs that contain as subgraphs hierarchic structures. Finally, several applications of a graphic tool that embodies the aforementioned facility are shown. I.
Merging Polyhedral Shapes with Scattered Features
, 2000
"... The paper presents a technique for merging two genus 0 polyhedra. Merging establishes correspondences between vertices of the models as a first step in a 3D morphing process. The technique allows for the specification of scattered features to be aligned. This is accomplished by performing the follow ..."
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The paper presents a technique for merging two genus 0 polyhedra. Merging establishes correspondences between vertices of the models as a first step in a 3D morphing process. The technique allows for the specification of scattered features to be aligned. This is accomplished by performing the following three steps: First, initial embeddings of the polyhedra on unit spheres are computed. Second, the embeddings are deformed such that user defined features (vertices) coincide on the spheres. Third, an overlay of the subdivisions is computed and the aligned vertices are fused in the merged model. Keywords. Polyhedra, Scattered Features, Morphing 1.
Drawing Planar Graphs Using the Canonical Ordering
 ALGORITHMICA
, 1996
"... We introduce a new method to optimize the required area, minimum angle and number of bends of planar drawings of graphs on a grid. The main tool is a new type of ordering on the vertices and faces of triconnected planar graphs. Using this method linear time and space algorithms can be designed for m ..."
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We introduce a new method to optimize the required area, minimum angle and number of bends of planar drawings of graphs on a grid. The main tool is a new type of ordering on the vertices and faces of triconnected planar graphs. Using this method linear time and space algorithms can be designed for many graph drawing problems.  Every triconnected planar graph G can be drawn convexly with straight lines on an (2n \Gamma 4) \Theta (n \Gamma 2) grid, where n is the number of vertices.  Every triconnected planar graph with maximum degree four can be drawn orthogonally on an n \Theta n grid with at most d 3n 2 e + 4, and if n ? 6 then every edge has at most two bends.  Every 3planar graph G can be drawn with at most b n 2 c + 1 bends on an b n 2 c \Theta b n 2 c grid.  Every triconnected planar graph G can be drawn planar on an (2n \Gamma 6) \Theta (3n \Gamma 9) grid with minimum angle larger than 2 d radians and at most 5n \Gamma 15 bends, with d the maximum d...
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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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.
Topological Queries in Spatial Databases
 Journal of Computer and System Sciences
, 1996
"... We study topological queries over twodimensional spatial databases. First, we show that the topological properties of semialgebraic spatial regions can be completely specified using a classical finite structure, essentially the embedded planar graph of the region boundaries. This provides an invar ..."
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We study topological queries over twodimensional spatial databases. First, we show that the topological properties of semialgebraic spatial regions can be completely specified using a classical finite structure, essentially the embedded planar graph of the region boundaries. This provides an invariant characterizing semialgebraic regions up to homeomorphism. All topological queries on semialgebraic regions can be answered by queries on the invariant whose complexity is polynomially related to the original. Also, we show that for the purpose of answering topological queries, semialgebraic regions can always be represented simply as polygonal regions. We then study query languages for topological properties of twodimensional spatial databases, starting from the topological relationships between pairs of planar regions introduced by Egenhofer. We show that the closure of these relationships under appropriate logical operators yields languages which are complete for topological prope...
Which crossing number is it, anyway
 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
, 1998
"... A drawing of a graph G is a mapping which assigns to each vertex a point of the plane and to each edge a simple continuous arc connecting the corresponding two points. The crossing number of G is the minimum number of crossing points in any drawing of G. We define two new parameters, as follows. The ..."
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A drawing of a graph G is a mapping which assigns to each vertex a point of the plane and to each edge a simple continuous arc connecting the corresponding two points. The crossing number of G is the minimum number of crossing points in any drawing of G. We define two new parameters, as follows. The pairwise crossing number (resp. the oddcrossing number) of G is the minimum number of pairs of edges that cross (resp. cross an odd number of times) over all drawings of G. We prove that the largest of these numbers (the crossing number) cannot exceed twice the square of the smallest (the oddcrossing number). Our proof is based on the following generalization of an old result of Hanani, which is of independent interest. Let G be a graph and let E0 be a subset of its edges such that there is a drawing of G, in which every edge belonging to E0 crosses any other edge an even number of times. Then G can be redrawn so that the elements of E0 are not involved in any crossing. Finally, we show that the determination of each of these parameters is an NPhard problem and it is NPcomplete in the case of the crossing number and the oddcrossing number. 1
A Lineartime Algorithm for Drawing a Planar Graph on a Grid
 Information Processing Letters
, 1989
"... We present a lineartime algorithm that, given an nvertex planar graph G, finds an embedding of G into a (2n \Gamma 4) \Theta (n \Gamma 2) grid such that the edges of G are straightline segments. 1 Introduction We consider the problem of embedding the vertices of a planar graph into a small grid i ..."
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We present a lineartime algorithm that, given an nvertex planar graph G, finds an embedding of G into a (2n \Gamma 4) \Theta (n \Gamma 2) grid such that the edges of G are straightline segments. 1 Introduction We consider the problem of embedding the vertices of a planar graph into a small grid in the plane in such a way that the edges are straight, nonintersecting line segments. The existence of such straightline embeddings for planar graphs was independently discovered by F'ary [Fa48], Stein [St51], and Wagner [Wa36]; this result also follows from Steinitz's theorem on convex polytopes in three dimensions [SR34]. The first algorithms for constructing straightline embeddings [Tu63, CYN84, CON85] required highprecision arithmetic, and the resulting drawings were not very aesthetic, since they tend to produce uneven distributions of vertices over the drawing area. Rosenstiehl and Tarjan [RT86] noticed that it would be convenient to be able to map veritices of a planar graph into a...