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Akitaya, Hugo A. ; Aloupis, Greg ; Erickson, Jeff ; Tóth, Csaba

Recognizing Weakly Simple Polygons

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We present an O(n log n)-time algorithm that determines whether a given planar n-gon is weakly simple. This improves upon an O(n^2 log n)-time algorithm by [Chang, Erickson, and Xu, SODA, 2015]. Weakly simple polygons are required as input for several geometric algorithms. As such, how to recognize simple or weakly simple polygons is a fundamental question.

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  author =	{Hugo A. Akitaya and Greg Aloupis and Jeff Erickson and Csaba T{\'o}th},
  title =	{{Recognizing Weakly Simple Polygons}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)},
  pages =	{8:1--8:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-009-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{51},
  editor =	{S{\'a}ndor Fekete and Anna Lubiw},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-59003},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2016.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: weakly simple polygon, crossing}

Keywords: weakly simple polygon, crossing
Collection: 32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 10.06.2016

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