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Approximate distance oracles
, 2004
"... Let G = (V, E) be an undirected weighted graph with V  = n and E  = m. Let k ≥ 1 be an integer. We show that G = (V, E) can be preprocessed in O(kmn 1/k) expected time, constructing a data structure of size O(kn 1+1/k), such that any subsequent distance query can be answered, approximately, in ..."
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Let G = (V, E) be an undirected weighted graph with V  = n and E  = m. Let k ≥ 1 be an integer. We show that G = (V, E) can be preprocessed in O(kmn 1/k) expected time, constructing a data structure of size O(kn 1+1/k), such that any subsequent distance query can be answered, approximately, in O(k) time. The approximate distance returned is of stretch at most 2k − 1, i.e., the quotient obtained by dividing the estimated distance by the actual distance lies between 1 and 2k−1. A 1963 girth conjecture of Erdős, implies that Ω(n 1+1/k) space is needed in the worst case for any real stretch strictly smaller than 2k + 1. The space requirement of our algorithm is, therefore, essentially optimal. The most impressive feature of our data structure is its constant query time, hence the name “oracle”. Previously, data structures that used only O(n 1+1/k) space had a query time of Ω(n 1/k). Our algorithms are extremely simple and easy to implement efficiently. They also provide faster constructions of sparse spanners of weighted graphs, and improved tree covers and distance labelings of weighted or unweighted graphs.
All Pairs Shortest Paths using Bridging Sets and Rectangular Matrix Multiplication
 Journal of the ACM
, 2000
"... We present two new algorithms for solving the All Pairs Shortest Paths (APSP) problem for weighted directed graphs. Both algorithms use fast matrix multiplication algorithms. The first algorithm solves... ..."
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We present two new algorithms for solving the All Pairs Shortest Paths (APSP) problem for weighted directed graphs. Both algorithms use fast matrix multiplication algorithms. The first algorithm solves...
More algorithms for allpairs shortest paths in weighted graphs
 In Proceedings of 39th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
, 2007
"... In the first part of the paper, we reexamine the allpairs shortest paths (APSP) problem and present a new algorithm with running time O(n 3 log 3 log n / log 2 n), which improves all known algorithms for general realweighted dense graphs. In the second part of the paper, we use fast matrix multipl ..."
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In the first part of the paper, we reexamine the allpairs shortest paths (APSP) problem and present a new algorithm with running time O(n 3 log 3 log n / log 2 n), which improves all known algorithms for general realweighted dense graphs. In the second part of the paper, we use fast matrix multiplication to obtain truly subcubic APSP algorithms for a large class of “geometrically weighted ” graphs, where the weight of an edge is a function of the coordinates of its vertices. For example, for graphs embedded in Euclidean space of a constant dimension d, we obtain a time bound near O(n 3−(3−ω)/(2d+4)), where ω < 2.376; in two dimensions, this is O(n 2.922). Our framework greatly extends the previously considered case of smallintegerweighted graphs, and incidentally also yields the first truly subcubic result (near O(n 3−(3−ω)/4) = O(n 2.844) time) for APSP in realvertexweighted graphs, as well as an improved result (near O(n (3+ω)/2) = O(n 2.688) time) for the allpairs lightest shortest path problem for smallintegerweighted graphs. 1
Exact and Approximate Distances in Graphs  a survey
 In ESA
, 2001
"... We survey recent and not so recent results related to the computation of exact and approximate distances, and corresponding shortest, or almost shortest, paths in graphs. We consider many different settings and models and try to identify some remaining open problems. ..."
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We survey recent and not so recent results related to the computation of exact and approximate distances, and corresponding shortest, or almost shortest, paths in graphs. We consider many different settings and models and try to identify some remaining open problems.
Fast Sparse Matrix Multiplication
, 2004
"... Let A and B two n n matrices over a ring R (e.g., the reals or the integers) each containing at most m nonzero elements. We present a new algorithm that multiplies A and B using O(m ) algebraic operations (i.e., multiplications, additions and subtractions) over R. The naive matrix multi ..."
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Let A and B two n n matrices over a ring R (e.g., the reals or the integers) each containing at most m nonzero elements. We present a new algorithm that multiplies A and B using O(m ) algebraic operations (i.e., multiplications, additions and subtractions) over R. The naive matrix multiplication algorithm, on the other hand, may need to perform #(mn) operations to accomplish the same task. For , the new algorithm performs an almost optimal number of only n operations. For m the new algorithm is also faster than the best known matrix multiplication algorithm for dense matrices which uses O(n ) algebraic operations. The new algorithm is obtained using a surprisingly straightforward combination of a simple combinatorial idea and existing fast rectangular matrix multiplication algorithms. We also obtain improved algorithms for the multiplication of more than two sparse matrices.
Subcubic Equivalences Between Path, Matrix, and Triangle Problems
"... We say an algorithm on n × n matrices with entries in [−M,M] (or nnode graphs with edge weights from [−M,M]) is truly subcubic if it runs in O(n 3−δ · poly(log M)) time for some δ> 0. We define a notion of subcubic reducibility, and show that many important problems on graphs and matrices solvab ..."
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We say an algorithm on n × n matrices with entries in [−M,M] (or nnode graphs with edge weights from [−M,M]) is truly subcubic if it runs in O(n 3−δ · poly(log M)) time for some δ> 0. We define a notion of subcubic reducibility, and show that many important problems on graphs and matrices solvable in O(n 3) time are equivalent under subcubic reductions. Namely, the following weighted problems either all have truly subcubic algorithms, or none of them do: • The allpairs shortest paths problem on weighted digraphs (APSP). • Detecting if a weighted graph has a triangle of negative total edge weight. • Listing up to n 2.99 negative triangles in an edgeweighted graph. • Finding a minimum weight cycle in a graph of nonnegative edge weights. • The replacement paths problem on weighted digraphs. • Finding the second shortest simple path between two nodes in a weighted digraph. • Checking whether a given matrix defines a metric. • Verifying the correctness of a matrix product over the (min,+)semiring. Therefore, if APSP cannot be solved in n 3−ε time for any ε> 0, then many other problems also
Allpairs shortest paths with real weights in O(n³ / log n) time
 PROC. OF THE 9TH WADS, LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 3608
, 2005
"... We describe an O(n³ / log n) ..."
On dynamic shortest paths problems
, 2004
"... We obtain the following results related to dynamic versions of the shortestpaths problem: (i) Reductions that show that the incremental and decremental singlesource shortestpaths problems, for weighted directed or undirected graphs, are, in a strong sense, at least as hard as the static allpairs ..."
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We obtain the following results related to dynamic versions of the shortestpaths problem: (i) Reductions that show that the incremental and decremental singlesource shortestpaths problems, for weighted directed or undirected graphs, are, in a strong sense, at least as hard as the static allpairs shortestpaths problem. We also obtain slightly weaker results for the corresponding unweighted problems. (ii) A randomized fullydynamic algorithm for the allpairs shortestpaths problem in directed unweighted graphs with an amortized update time of ~O(mpn) and a worst case query time is O(n3/4). (iii) A deterministic O(n2 log n) time algorithm for constructing a (log n)spanner with O(n) edges for any weighted undirected graph on n vertices. The algorithm uses a simple algorithm for incrementally maintaining singlesource shortestpaths tree up to a given distance.
A New Approach to AllPairs Shortest Paths on RealWeighted Graphs
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 2003
"... We present a new allpairs shortest path algorithm that works with realweighted graphs in the traditional comparisonaddition model. It runs in O(mn+n time, improving on the longstanding bound of O(mn + n log n) derived from an implementation of Dijkstra's algorithm with Fibonacci heaps ..."
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We present a new allpairs shortest path algorithm that works with realweighted graphs in the traditional comparisonaddition model. It runs in O(mn+n time, improving on the longstanding bound of O(mn + n log n) derived from an implementation of Dijkstra's algorithm with Fibonacci heaps. Here m and n are the number of edges and vertices, respectively.
AllPairs SmallStretch Paths
 Journal of Algorithms
, 1997
"... Let G = (V; E) be a weighted undirected graph. A path between u; v 2 V is said to be of stretch t if its length is at most t times the distance between u and v in the graph. We consider the problem of finding smallstretch paths between all pairs of vertices in the graph G. It is easy to see that f ..."
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Let G = (V; E) be a weighted undirected graph. A path between u; v 2 V is said to be of stretch t if its length is at most t times the distance between u and v in the graph. We consider the problem of finding smallstretch paths between all pairs of vertices in the graph G. It is easy to see that finding paths of stretch less than 2 between all pairs of vertices in an undirected graph with n vertices is at least as hard as the Boolean multiplication of two n \Theta n matrices. We describe three algorithms for finding smallstretch paths between all pairs of vertices in a weighted graph with n vertices and m edges. The first algorithm, STRETCH 2 , runs in ~ O(n 3=2 m 1=2 ) time and finds stretch 2 paths. The second algorithm, STRETCH 7=3 , runs in ~ O(n 7=3 ) time and finds stretch 7/3 paths. Finally, the third algorithm, STRETCH 3 , runs in ~ O(n 2 ) and finds stretch 3 paths. Our algorithms are simpler, more efficient and more accurate than the previously best algorithms ...