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Anonymity-Preserving Space Partitions

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Abstract

We consider a multidimensional space partitioning problem, which we call Anonymity-Preserving Partition. Given a set P of n points in ℝ^d and a collection H of m axis-parallel hyperplanes, the hyperplanes of H partition the space into an arrangement A(H) of rectangular cells. Given an integer parameter t > 0, we call a cell C in this arrangement deficient if 0 < |C ∩ P| < t; that is, the cell contains at least one but fewer than t data points of P. Our problem is to remove the minimum number of hyperplanes from H so that there are no deficient cells. We show that the problem is NP-complete for all dimensions d ≥ 2. We present a polynomial-time d-approximation algorithm, for any fixed d, and we also show that the problem can be solved exactly in time (2d-0.924)^k m^O(1) + O(n), where k is the solution size. The one-dimensional case of the problem, where all hyperplanes are parallel, can be solved optimally in polynomial time, but we show that a related Interval Anonymity problem is NP-complete even in one dimension.

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@InProceedings{hebertjohnson_et_al:LIPIcs.ISAAC.2021.32,
  author =	{H\'{e}bert-Johnson, \'{U}rsula and Sonar, Chinmay and Suri, Subhash and Surianarayanan, Vaishali},
  title =	{{Anonymity-Preserving Space Partitions}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2021)},
  pages =	{32:1--32:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-214-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{212},
  editor =	{Ahn, Hee-Kap and Sadakane, Kunihiko},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/15465},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-154654},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2021.32},
  annote =	{Keywords: Anonymity, Hitting Set, LP, Constant Approximation, Fixed-Parameter Tractable, Space Partitions, Parameterized Complexity}
}

Keywords: Anonymity, Hitting Set, LP, Constant Approximation, Fixed-Parameter Tractable, Space Partitions, Parameterized Complexity
Seminar: 32nd International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2021)
Issue date: 2021
Date of publication: 30.11.2021


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