Succinct Approximation of Trade-Off Curves

  • Mihalis Yannakakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4286)


When evaluating different solutions from a design space, it is often the case that more than one criteria come into play. The trade-off between the different criteria is captured by the so-called Pareto curve. The Pareto curve has typically an exponential number of points. However, it turns out that, under general conditions, there is a polynomially succinct curve that approximates the Pareto curve within any desired accuracy.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihalis Yannakakis
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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