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approximation power of priority algorithms

Spyridon Angelopoulos

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**2006**
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Greedy-like algorithms have been a popular approach in combinatorial optimization, due to their conceptual simplicity and amenability to analysis. Surprisingly, it was only recently that a formal framework for their study emerged. In particular, Borodin, Nielsen and Rackoff introduced the class of priority algorithms as a model for abstracting the main properties of (deterministic) greedy-like algorithms; they also showed limitations on the approximation power of such algorithms for various scheduling problems.In this thesis we extend and modify the priority-algorithm framework so as to make it applicable to a wider class of optimization problems and settings. More precisely, we first derive strong lower bounds on the approximation ratio of priority algorithms for two well studied problems, namely facility location and set cover. These are problems for which several greedy-like algorithms with good performance guarantees exist. Subsequently, we address the issue of randomization in priority algorithms, and show how to prove bounds on the power of greedy-like algorithms with access to random bits. Finally, we propose a model for priority algorithms in the context of graph theoretic optimization problems; the later class of problems turns out to be of particular interest, since it poses certain conceptual challenges when studying priority algorithms. Our goal is to define a model in which it is possible to filter out certain overly powerful algorithms, while still capturing a very rich class of greedy-like algorithms. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Spyridon Angelopoulos. |

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Pagination | viii, 78 leaves. |

Number of Pages | 78 |

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Open Library | OL19758473M |

ISBN 10 | 9780494159972 |

Search and Classification of High Dimensional Data / Yuval Rabani --Bicriteria Spanning Tree Problems / R. Ravi --Improved Approximation Algorithms for Multilevel Facility Location Problems / Alexander Ageev --On Constrained Hypergraph Coloring and Scheduling / Nitin Ahuja and Anand Srivastav --On the Power of Priority Algorithms for Facility. Combinatorial Algorithms (greedy algorithms, the local ratio technique). Possible applications: covering, packing, and scheduling problems. Approximation to any degree: Some problems, such as Knapsack and Euclidean TSP allows for arbitrarily good approximation if we are willing to spend more time (a so called PTAS or FPTAS).

Introduction to Algorithms. In computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed. Topics covered includes: Algorithmic Primitives for Graphs, Greedy Algorithms, Divide and Conquer, Dynamic Programming, Network Flow, NP and Computational Intractability, PSPACE, Approximation Algorithms, Local Search, Randomized Algorithms. Lecture 5: Introduction to Approximation Algorithms Many important computational problems are diﬃcult to solve optimally. In fact, many of those problems are NP-hard1, which means that no polynomial-time algorithm exists that solves the problem optimally unless P=NP. A well-known example is the Euclidean traveling.

the advent of approximation algorithms, some techniques from exact optimization such as the primal-dual method have indeed proven their staying power and versatilit.y In this book, we describe what we believe is a simple and powerful method that is iterative in essence, and useful in a arietvy of settings. () Approximation algorithms for scheduling unrelated parallel machines. 28th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (sfcs ), Applications and performance analysis of a compile-time optimization approach for list scheduling algorithms on distributed memory multiprocessors.

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Angelopoulos S., Borodin A. () On the Power of Priority Algorithms for Facility Location and Set Cover. In: Jansen K., Leonardi S., Vazirani V. (eds) Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization. APPROX Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

First Online 04 October Cited by: In this thesis we extend and modify the priority-algorithm framework so as to make it applicable to a wider class of optimization problems and settings.

More precisely, we first derive strong lower bounds on the approximation ratio of priority algorithms for two. from book Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization, 5th International Workshop, APPROXThe Power of Priority Algorithms for Facility Location and Set Cover.

We then show that the approximation ratio of fixed order revocable priority al- gorithms is between ≈ and ≈and the ratio of adaptive order revocable priority algorithms is.

In [4] separation results based on the approximation ratio are presented for classes of priority algorithms for graph will not work in the case of Job LPT (Longest ProcessingTime first) priority algorithm is optimal w.r.t.

its approximation ratio for one processor Interval Scheduling with proportional profits [3].Cited by: 4. In this paper, we study priority algorithm approximation ratios for the Subset-Sum Problem, focusing on the power of revocable decisions.

We first provide a tight bound of α ≈ for irrevocable priority algorithms. Stochastic machine scheduling: Performance guarantees for LP-based priority policies. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (Berkeley, Calif.), D.

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Then one of us (DPW), who was at the time an IBM Research. Home Browse by Title Books Approximation algorithms for NP-hard problems. Kumar A and Sabharwal Y The priority k-median problem Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Foundations of software technology and theoretical computer science, () Kannan R and Wei S Approximation algorithms for power-aware scheduling of.

Borodin, Nielsen and Rackoff introduced the class of priority algorithms as a framework for modeling deterministic greedy-like algorithms. In this paper we address the effect of randomization in greedy-like algorithms. More specifically, we consider approximation ratios within the context of randomized priority algorithms.

the power and limitations of a large class of algorithms. The study of lower bounds is Recall that no xed priority algorithm can have an approximation 3. ratio better than 3 for interval scheduling with proportional pro t on a multiple machine con guration (the bound was.

General Terms: Algorithms, Theory Additional Key Words and Phrases: Approximation, Asymptotic optimality, LP-relaxation, Priority policy, Stochastic scheduling, Worst-case performance, WSEPT rule 1. Introduction In the past years, LP-based approximation. Some years ago I developed a similar distance approximation algorithm using three terms, instead of just 2, which is much more accurate, and because it uses power of 2 denominators for the coefficients can be implemented without using division hardware.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals introduces a scientific and engineering basis for comparing algorithms and making predictions. It also includes our programming model. Chapter 2: Sorting considers several classic sorting algorithms, including insertion sort, mergesort, and quicksort. It also features a binary heap implementation of a priority queue.

On Constrained Hypergraph Coloring and Scheduling.- On the Power of Priority Algorithms for Facility Location and Set Cover.- Two Approximation Algorithms for 3-Cycle Covers.- Approximation Algorithms for the Unsplittable Flow Problem.- Approximation for Treewidth of Graphs Excluding a Graph with One Crossing as a Minor Priority Algorithms for Graph Optimization Problems Allan Borodin, Joan Boyar, and Kim S.

Larsen and Rackoff [6] and applied to (worst case approximation algorithms for) some clas- a reasonable change to the model by restricting what priority algorithms can do, thus increasing the power of the adversary. The basic effect of his change.

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During the past 15 years or so, approximation algorithms have attracted considerably more attention. This was a result of a stronger inapproximability methodology that could be applied to a wider range of problems and the development of new approximation algorithms for problems arising in established and emerging application areas.Additional Key Words and Phrases: Hardness of approximation, network design, priority Steiner tree, xed charge network ow, cost-distance 1.

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