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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.SWAT.2016.26
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Maheshwari, Anil ; Sack, Jörg-Rüdiger ; Scheffer, Christian

Approximating the Integral Fréchet Distance

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We present a pseudo-polynomial time (1 + epsilon)-approximation algorithm for computing the integral and average Fréchet distance between two given polygonal curves T_1 and T_2. The running time is in O(zeta^{4}n^4/epsilon^2) where n is the complexity of T_1 and T_2 and zeta is the maximal ratio of the lengths of any pair of segments from T_1 and T_2.

Furthermore, we give relations between weighted shortest paths inside a single parameter cell C and the monotone free space axis of C. As a result we present a simple construction of weighted shortest paths inside a parameter cell. Additionally, such a shortest path provides an optimal solution for the partial Fréchet similarity of segments for all leash lengths. These two aspects are related to each other and are of independent interest.

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  author =	{Anil Maheshwari and J{\"o}rg-R{\"u}diger Sack and Christian Scheffer},
  title =	{{Approximating the Integral Fr{\'e}chet Distance}},
  booktitle =	{15th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2016)},
  pages =	{26:1--26:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-011-8},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{53},
  editor =	{Rasmus Pagh},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-60485},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SWAT.2016.26},
  annote =	{Keywords: Fr{\'e}chet distance, partial Fr{\'e}chet similarity, curve matching}

Keywords: Fréchet distance, partial Fréchet similarity, curve matching
Collection: 15th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2016)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 22.06.2016

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