Erlebach, Thomas ;
Hagerup, Torben ;
Jansen, Klaus ;
Minzlaff, Moritz ;
Wolff, Alexander
Trimming of Graphs, with Application to Point Labeling
Abstract
For $t,g>0$, a vertexweighted graph of total weight $W$ is
$(t,g)$trimmable if it contains a vertexinduced subgraph of total
weight at least $(11/t)W$ and with no simple path of more than $g$
edges. A family of graphs is trimmable if for each constant $t>0$,
there is a constant $g=g(t)$ such that every vertexweighted graph
in the family is $(t,g)$trimmable. We show that every family of
graphs of bounded domino treewidth is trimmable. This implies that
every family of graphs of bounded degree is trimmable if the graphs
in the family have bounded treewidth or are planar. Based on this
result, we derive a polynomialtime approximation scheme for the
problem of labeling weighted points with nonoverlapping sliding
labels of unit height and given lengths so as to maximize the total
weight of the labeled points. This settles one of the last major
open questions in the theory of map labeling.
BibTeX  Entry
@InProceedings{erlebach_et_al:LIPIcs:2008:1350,
author = {Thomas Erlebach and Torben Hagerup and Klaus Jansen and Moritz Minzlaff and Alexander Wolff},
title = {{Trimming of Graphs, with Application to Point Labeling}},
booktitle = {25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science},
pages = {265276},
series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
ISBN = {9783939897064},
ISSN = {18688969},
year = {2008},
volume = {1},
editor = {Susanne Albers and Pascal Weil},
publisher = {Schloss DagstuhlLeibnizZentrum fuer Informatik},
address = {Dagstuhl, Germany},
URL = {http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1350},
URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030drops13509},
doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2008.1350},
annote = {Keywords: Trimming weighted graphs, domino treewidth, planar graphs, pointfeature label placement, map labeling, polynomialtime approximation schemes}
}
2008
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Trimming weighted graphs, domino treewidth, planar graphs, pointfeature label placement, map labeling, polynomialtime approximation schemes 
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25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science

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2008 
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