Computing Smallest Convex Intersecting Polygons

Antonios Antoniadis, Mark de Berg, Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak (Corresponding author), Antonis Skarlatos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2208.07567
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2022


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