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Algorithms and Computation

Volume 5878 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 740-749

Locating an Obnoxious Line among Planar Objects

  • Danny Z. ChenAffiliated withLancaster UniversityDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • , Haitao WangAffiliated withLancaster UniversityDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

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Abstract

Given a set P of n points in the plane such that each point has a positive weight, we study the problem of finding an obnoxious line that intersects the convex hull of P and maximizes the minimum weighted Euclidean distance to all points of P. We also consider a variant of this problem whose input is a set of m polygons with totally n vertices in the plane such that each polygon has a positive weight and whose goal is to locate an obnoxious line with respect to the weighted polygons. We improve the previous results for both problems. Our algorithms are based on new geometric observations and interesting algorithmic techniques.