Adaptive Computation of the Klee's Measure in High Dimensions [article]

Jérémy Barbay, Pablo Pérez-Lantero, Javiel Rojas-Ledesma
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The KLEE'S MESURE of n axis-parallel boxes in R^d is the volume of their union. It can be computed in time within O(n^d/2) in the worst case. We describe three techniques to boost its computation: one based on some type of "degeneracy" of the input, and two ones on the inherent "easiness" of the structure of the input. The first technique benefits from instances where the MAXIMA of the input is of small size h, and yields a solution running in time within O(n^2d-2h+ h^d/2) ⊆ O(n^d/2). The
more » ... technique takes advantage of instances where no d-dimensional axis-aligned hyperplane intersects more than k boxes in some dimension, and yields a solution running in time within O(n n + n k^(d-2)/2) ⊆ O(n^d/2). The third technique takes advantage of instances where the intersection graph of the input has small treewidth ω. It yields an algorithm running in time within O(n^4ωω + n (ωω)^d/2) in general, and in time within O(n n + n ω ^d/2) if an optimal tree decomposition of the intersection graph is given. We show how to combine these techniques in an algorithm which takes advantage of all three configurations.
arXiv:1505.02855v2 fatcat:lpg4qriqnrddpkb2dm7ocmsamm