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Author(s):
Mestre, Juliándblp
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BibTeX cite key*:
conf/soda/Mestre2008
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Adaptive Local Ratio
Booktitle*:
19th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA)
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
Downloading URL:
http://portal.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=1347099&type=pd
Event Address*:
San Francisco, USA
Language:
English
Event Date*
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Organization:
Event Start Date:
20 January 2008
Event End Date:
22 January 2008
Publisher
Name*:
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
URL:
http://www.siam.org
Address*:
Philadelphia, USA
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Volume:
Number:
Month:
January
Pages:
152-160
Year*:
2008
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Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
Local Ratio is a well-known paradigm for designing approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems. At a very high level, a local ratio algorithm first decomposes the input weight function $w$ into a positive linear combination of simpler weight functions or \emph{models}. Guided by this process a solution $S$ is constructed such that $S$ is $\alpha$-approximate with respect to each model used in the decomposition. As a result, $S$ is $\alpha$-approximate under $w$ as well.

These models usually have a very simple structure that remains ``unchanged'' throughout the execution of the algorithm. In this work we show that adaptively choosing a model from a richer spectrum of functions can lead to a better local ratio. Indeed, by turning the search for a good model into an optimization problem of its own, we get improved approximations for a data migration problem.
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Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
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Algorithms and Complexity Group
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{conf/soda/Mestre2008,
AUTHOR = {Mestre, Juli{\'a}n},
TITLE = {Adaptive Local Ratio},
BOOKTITLE = {19th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA)},
PUBLISHER = {Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics},
YEAR = {2008},
PAGES = {152--160},
ADDRESS = {San Francisco, USA},
MONTH = {January},
}


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