A Representation for Abstract Simplicial Complexes: An Analysis and a Comparison

  • Leila De Floriani
  • Franco Morando
  • Enrico Puppo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2886)


Abstract simplicial complexes are used in many application contexts to represent multi-dimensional, possibly non-manifold and non-uniformly dimensional, geometric objects. In this paper we introduce a new general yet compact data structure for representing simplicial complexes, which is based on a decomposition approach that we have presented in our previous work [3]. We compare our data structure with the existing ones and we discuss in which respect it performs better than others.


Non-manifold modeling simplicial complexes data structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leila De Floriani
    • 1
  • Franco Morando
    • 1
  • Enrico Puppo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

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