Approximating the Bottleneck Plane Perfect Matching of a Point Set

22 Aug 2015  ·  Abu-Affash A. Karim, Biniaz Ahmad, Carmi Paz, Maheshwari Anil, Smid Michiel ·

A bottleneck plane perfect matching of a set of $n$ points in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is defined to be a perfect non-crossing matching that minimizes the length of the longest edge; the length of this longest edge is known as {\em bottleneck}. The problem of computing a bottleneck plane perfect matching has been proved to be NP-hard... We present an algorithm that computes a bottleneck plane matching of size at least $\frac{n}{5}$ in $O(n \log^2 n)$-time. Then we extend our idea toward an $O(n\log n)$-time approximation algorithm which computes a plane matching of size at least $\frac{2n}{5}$ whose edges have length at most $\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{3}$ times the bottleneck. read more

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