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Exact Distance Oracles for Planar Graphs
, 2010
"... We provide the first linearspace data structure with provable sublinear query time for exact pointtopoint shortest path queries in planar graphs. We prove that for any planar graph G with nonnegative arc lengths and for any ɛ> 0 there is a data structure that supports exact shortest path and d ..."
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We provide the first linearspace data structure with provable sublinear query time for exact pointtopoint shortest path queries in planar graphs. We prove that for any planar graph G with nonnegative arc lengths and for any ɛ> 0 there is a data structure that supports exact shortest path and distance queries in G with the following properties: the data structure can be created in time O(n lg(n) lg(1/ɛ)), the space required is O(n lg(1/ɛ)), and the query time is O(n 1/2+ɛ). Previous data structures by Fakcharoenphol and Rao (JCSS’06), Klein, Mozes, and Weimann (TransAlg’10), and Mozes and WulffNilsen (ESA’10) with query time O(n 1/2 lg 2 n) use space at least Ω(n lg n / lg lg n). We also give a construction with a more general tradeoff. We prove that for any integer S ∈ [n lg n, n 2], we can construct in time Õ(S) a data structure of size O(S) that answers distance queries in O(nS −1/2 lg 2.5 n) time per query. Cabello (SODA’06) gave a comparable construction for the smaller range S ∈ [n 4/3 lg 1/3 n, n 2]. For the range S ∈ (n lg n, n 4/3 lg 1/3 n), only data structures of size O(S) with query time O(n 2 /S) had been known (Djidjev, WG’96). Combined, our results give the best query times for any shortestpath data structure for planar graphs with space S = o(n 4/3 lg 1/3 n). As a consequence, we also obtain an algorithm that computes k–many distances in planar graphs in time O((kn) 2/3 (lg n) 2 (lg lg n) −1/3 + n(lg n) 2 / lg lg n). 1