Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with A. Steger, D. Steurer and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: OAT S15/S16/S17

Speaker: Michael Hoffmann

Pointed binary encompassing trees: Simple and optimal

For n disjoint line segments in the plane we construct in optimal O (n log n) time and linear space an encompassing tree of maximum degree three such that at every vertex v all edges of the tree that are incident to v lie in a halfplane bounded by the line through the input segment which v is an endpoint of. In particular, this tree is pointed since every vertex has an incident angle greater than π. Such a pointed binary tree can be augmented to a minimum pseudo-triangulation. It follows that every set of disjoint line segments in the plane has a constrained minimum pseudo-triangulation whose maximum vertex degree is bounded by a constant.

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