, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 789-818,
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The Cubical Cohomology Ring: An Algorithmic Approach


A cohomology ring algorithm in a dimension-independent framework of combinatorial cubical complexes is developed with the aim of applying it to the topological analysis of high-dimensional data. This approach is convenient in the cup-product computation and motivated, among others, by interpreting pixels or voxels in digital images as cubes. The S-complex theory and so called co-reductions are adopted to build a cohomology ring algorithm speeding up the algebraic computations.

Communicated by Gunnar Carlsson.