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TR97-003 | 29th January 1997
Sanjeev Arora, Madhu Sudan

Improved low-degree testing and its applications


NP = PCP(log n, 1) and related results crucially depend upon
the close connection between the probability with which a
function passes a ``low degree test'' and the distance of
this function to the nearest degree d polynomial. In this
paper we study a test ... more >>>


TR97-004 | 19th February 1997
Marek Karpinski, Alexander Zelikovsky

Approximating Dense Cases of Covering Problems

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We study dense instances of several covering problems. An instance of
the set cover problem with $m$ sets is dense if there is $\epsilon>0$
such that any element belongs to at least $\epsilon m$ sets. We show
that the dense set cover problem can be approximated with ... more >>>


TR03-026 | 20th February 2003
Janka Chlebíková, Miroslav Chlebik

Inapproximability results for bounded variants of optimization problems

We study small degree graph problems such as Maximum Independent Set
and Minimum Node Cover and improve approximation lower bounds for
them and for a number of related problems, like Max-B-Set Packing,
Min-B-Set Cover, Max-Matching in B-uniform 2-regular hypergraphs.
For example, we prove NP-hardness factor of 95/94
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TR07-105 | 21st September 2007
Jelani Nelson

A Note on Set Cover Inapproximability Independent of Universe Size

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In the set cover problem we are given a collection of $m$ sets whose union covers $[n] = \{1,\ldots,n\}$ and must find a minimum-sized subcollection whose union still covers $[n]$. We investigate the approximability of set cover by an approximation ratio that depends only on $m$ and observe that, for ... more >>>


TR11-019 | 5th February 2011
Valentin Brimkov, Andrew Leach, Jimmy Wu, Michael Mastroianni

On the Approximability of a Geometric Set Cover Problem

Given a finite set of straight line segments $S$ in $R^{2}$ and some $k\in N$, is there a subset $V$ of points on segments in $S$ with $\vert V \vert \leq k$ such that each segment of $S$ contains at least one point in $V$? This is a special case ... more >>>


TR11-112 | 10th August 2011
Dana Moshkovitz

The Projection Games Conjecture and The NP-Hardness of ln n-Approximating Set-Cover

In this paper we put forward a conjecture: an instantiation of the Sliding Scale Conjecture of Bellare, Goldwasser, Lund and Russell to projection games. We refer to this conjecture as the Projection Games Conjecture.

We further suggest the research agenda of establishing new hardness of approximation results based on the ... more >>>


TR15-113 | 9th July 2015
Amit Chakrabarti, Tony Wirth

Incidence Geometries and the Pass Complexity of Semi-Streaming Set Cover

Set cover, over a universe of size $n$, may be modelled as a
data-streaming problem, where the $m$ sets that comprise the instance
are to be read one by one. A semi-streaming algorithm is allowed only
$O(n \text{ poly}\{\log n, \log m\})$ space to process this ... more >>>




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