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Computing minimum weight triangulation

Matic Mercina (2012) Computing minimum weight triangulation. EngD thesis.

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    The thesis describes point set triangulation in a real plane, and deals with the minimum weight triangulation problem in more detail. Due to the NP-completeness of the problem, the following question arises: is it necessary to know the exact solution for the given point set, or is a close approximation enough? As we increase the size of the problem, we begin leaning towards the second option, due mainly to the fact that an NP-complete problem simply cannot be solved in sufficient time on large inputs. For the above reasons, we present a divide and conquer algorithm, which first calculates an arbitrary triangulation for the given input, and then gradually improves the result by switching connections. The implemented solution allows for different modes of operation based on methods of subdivision and methods of improvement. The results show which operating mode is the fastest, what are the differences in the final solutions, and what is the time complexity of the algorithm.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: planar graph, triangulation, MWT, convex hull
    Number of Pages: 57
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    pred. dr. Boštjan Slivnik280Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50070&select=(ID=00009510228)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 1899
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 10:03
    Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 13:45
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1899

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