Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
max planck institut
informatik
mpii logo Minerva of the Max Planck Society
 

MPI-I-94-150

On characteristic points and approximate decision algorithms for the minimum Hausdorff distance

Chew, L. P. and Kedem, K. and Schirra, Stefan

MPI-I-94-150. September 1994, 10 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry

Abstract in LaTeX format:
We investigate {\em approximate decision algorithms} for determining
whether the minimum Hausdorff distance between two points sets (or
between two sets of nonintersecting line segments) is at most
$\varepsilon$.\def\eg{(\varepsilon/\gamma)}
An approximate decision algorithm is a standard decision algorithm
that answers {\sc yes} or {\sc no} except when $\varepsilon$ is in
an {\em indecision interval}
where the algorithm is allowed to answer {\sc don't know}.
We present algorithms with indecision interval
$[\delta-\gamma,\delta+\gamma]$ where $\delta$ is the minimum
Hausdorff distance and $\gamma$ can be chosen by the user.
In other words, we can make our
algorithm as accurate as desired by choosing an appropriate $\gamma$.
For two sets of points (or two sets of nonintersecting lines) with
respective
cardinalities $m$ and $n$ our approximate decision algorithms run in
time $O(\eg^2(m+n)\log(mn))$ for Hausdorff distance under translation,
and in time $O(\eg^2mn\log(mn))$ for Hausdorff distance under
Euclidean motion.
Acknowledgement:
References to related material:

To download this research report, please select the type of document that fits best your needs.Attachement Size(s):
MPI-I-94-150.pdfMPI-I-94-150.pdfMPI-I-94-150.ps.gz50 KBytes; 167 KBytes
Please note: If you don't have a viewer for PostScript on your platform, try to install GhostScript and GhostView
URL to this document: http://domino.mpi-inf.mpg.de/internet/reports.nsf/NumberView/1994-150
Hide details for BibTeXBibTeX
@TECHREPORT{ChewKedernSchirra94,
  AUTHOR = {Chew, L. P. and Kedem, K. and Schirra, Stefan},
  TITLE = {On characteristic points and approximate decision algorithms for the minimum Hausdorff distance},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-94-150},
  MONTH = {September},
  YEAR = {1994},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},
}