## Abstract

A polygon C is an intersecting polygon for a set O of objects in the plane if C intersects each object in O, where the polygon includes its interior. We study the problem of computing the minimum-perimeter intersecting polygon and the minimum-area convex intersecting polygon for a given set O of objects. We present an FPTAS for both problems for the case where O is a set of possibly intersecting convex polygons in the plane of total complexity n.

Furthermore, we present an exact polynomial-time algorithm for the minimum-perimeter intersecting polygon for the case where O is a set of n possibly intersecting segments in the plane. So far, polynomial-time exact algorithms were only known for the minimum perimeter intersecting polygon of lines or of disjoint segments.

Furthermore, we present an exact polynomial-time algorithm for the minimum-perimeter intersecting polygon for the case where O is a set of n possibly intersecting segments in the plane. So far, polynomial-time exact algorithms were only known for the minimum perimeter intersecting polygon of lines or of disjoint segments.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 2208.07567 |

Number of pages | 28 |

Journal | arXiv |

Volume | 2022 |

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Publication status | Published - 16 Aug 2022 |