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Liu, Paul ; Vondrak, Jan

Submodular Optimization in the MapReduce Model

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Submodular optimization has received significant attention in both practice and theory, as a wide array of problems in machine learning, auction theory, and combinatorial optimization have submodular structure. In practice, these problems often involve large amounts of data, and must be solved in a distributed way. One popular framework for running such distributed algorithms is MapReduce. In this paper, we present two simple algorithms for cardinality constrained submodular optimization in the MapReduce model: the first is a (1/2-o(1))-approximation in 2 MapReduce rounds, and the second is a (1-1/e-epsilon)-approximation in (1+o(1))/epsilon MapReduce rounds.

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  author =	{Paul Liu and Jan Vondrak},
  title =	{{Submodular Optimization in the MapReduce Model}},
  booktitle =	{2nd Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms (SOSA 2019)},
  pages =	{18:1--18:10},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-099-6},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{69},
  editor =	{Jeremy T. Fineman and Michael Mitzenmacher},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-100447},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.SOSA.2019.18},
  annote =	{Keywords: mapreduce, submodular, optimization, approximation algorithms}

Keywords: mapreduce, submodular, optimization, approximation algorithms
Collection: 2nd Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms (SOSA 2019)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 08.01.2019

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