Approximating the 2-Interval Pattern Problem
We address the problem of approximating the 2-Interval Pattern problem over its various models and restrictions. This problem, which is motivated by RNA secondary structure prediction, asks to find a maximum cardinality subset of a 2-interval set with respect to some prespecified model. For each such model, we give varying approximation quality depending on the different possible restrictions imposed on the input 2-interval set.
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