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### Max-stretch reduction for tree spanners

(2005) 9th International Workshop, WADS 2005 3608. p.122-133
Abstract
A tree t-spanner T of a graph G is a spanning tree of G whose max-stretch is t, i.e., the distance between any two vertices in T is at most t times their distance in G. If G has a tree t-spanner but not a tree (t - 1)-spanner, then G is said to have max-stretch of t. In this paper, we study the Max-Stretch Reduction Problem: for an unweighted graph G = (V, E), find a set of edges not in E originally whose insertion into G can decrease the max-stretch of G. Our results are as follows: (i) For a ring graph, we give a linear-time algorithm which inserts k edges improving the max-stretch optimally. (ii) For a grid graph, we give a nearly optimal max-stretch reduction algorithm which preserves the structure of the grid. (iii) In the general... (More)
A tree t-spanner T of a graph G is a spanning tree of G whose max-stretch is t, i.e., the distance between any two vertices in T is at most t times their distance in G. If G has a tree t-spanner but not a tree (t - 1)-spanner, then G is said to have max-stretch of t. In this paper, we study the Max-Stretch Reduction Problem: for an unweighted graph G = (V, E), find a set of edges not in E originally whose insertion into G can decrease the max-stretch of G. Our results are as follows: (i) For a ring graph, we give a linear-time algorithm which inserts k edges improving the max-stretch optimally. (ii) For a grid graph, we give a nearly optimal max-stretch reduction algorithm which preserves the structure of the grid. (iii) In the general case, we show that it is NP-hard to decide, for a given graph G and its spanning tree of max-stretch t, whether or not one-edge insertion can decrease the max-stretch to t- 1. (iv) Finally, we show that the max-stretch of an arbitrary graph on n vertices can be reduced to s' >= 2 by inserting O(n/s') edges, which can be determined in linear time, and observe that this number of edges is optimal up to a constant. (Less)
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Algorithms and Data Structures / Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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3608
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122 - 133
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Springer
conference name
9th International Workshop, WADS 2005
conference location
Waterloo, Canada
conference dates
2005-08-15 - 2005-08-17
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1611-3349
0302-9743
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978-3-540-28101-6
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10.1007/11534273
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VR 2002-4049
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English
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author       = {Iwama, K and Lingas, Andrzej and Okita, M},
booktitle    = {Algorithms and Data Structures / Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
isbn         = {978-3-540-28101-6},
issn         = {1611-3349},
language     = {eng},
pages        = {122--133},
publisher    = {Springer},
title        = {Max-stretch reduction for tree spanners},
url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11534273},
doi          = {10.1007/11534273},
volume       = {3608},
year         = {2005},
}

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