Euclidean Spanners in High Dimensions
Author(s)Har-Peled, Sariel; Indyk, Piotr; Sidiropoulos, Anastasios
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A classical result in metric geometry asserts that any n-point metric admits a linear-size spanner of dilation O(log n) [PS89]. More generally, for any c > 1, any metric space admits a spanner of size O(n[superscript 1+1/c]), and dilation at most c. This bound is tight assuming the well-known girth conjecture of Erdős [Erd63]. We show that for a metric induced by a set of n points in high-dimensional Euclidean space, it is possible to obtain improved dilation/size trade-offs. More specifically, we show that any n-point Euclidean metric admits a near-linear size spanner of dilation O(√log n). Using the LSH scheme of Andoni and Indyk [AI06] we further show that for any c > 1, there exist spanners of size roughly O(n[superscript1+1/c[superscript 2]]) and dilation O(c). Finally, we also exhibit super-linear lower bounds on the size of spanners with constant dilation.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Har-Peled, Sariel, Piotr Indyk, and Anastasios Sidiropoulos. "Euclidean Spanners in High Dimensions." Khanna, Sanjeev, ed. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2013.
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