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### Lecture 23 Greedy Strategy

Set-Cover

Given a collection C of subsets of a set E, find a minimum subcollection C’ of C such that every element of E appears in a subset in C’ .

Actually, this inequality holds if and only if f is submodular and

(monotone increasing)

Meaning of Submodular

- The earlier, the better!
- Monotone decreasing gain!

Theorem

Greedy Algorithm produces an approximation within ln n +1 from optimal.

The same result holds for weighted set-cover.

Weighted Set Cover

Given a collection C of subsets of a set E and a weight function w on C, find a minimum total-weight subcollection C’ of C such that every element of E appears in a subset in C’ .

A General Theorem

Remark:

Subset Interconnection Design

- Given m subsets X1, …, Xm of set X, find a graph G with vertex set X and minimum number of edges such that for every i=1, …, m, the subgraph G[Xi] induced by Xi is connected.

fi

For any edge set E, define fi(E) to be the number of connected components of the subgraph of (X,E), induced by Xi.

- Function -fi is submodular.

Rank

- All acyclic subgraphs form a matroid.
- The rank of a subgraph is the cardinality of a maximum independent subset of edges in the subgraph.
- Let Ei = {(u,v) in E | u, v in Xi}.
- Rank ri(E)=ri(Ei)=|Xi|-fi(E).
- Rank ri is sumodular.

Potential Function r1+ּּּ+rm

Theorem Subset Interconnection Design has a (1+ln m)-approximation.

r1(Φ)+ּּּ+rm(Φ)=0

r1(e)+ּּּ+rm(e)<m for any edge

Connected Vertex-Cover

- Given a connected graph, find a minimum vertex-cover which induces a connected subgraph.

- For any vertex subset A, p(A) is the number of edges not covered by A.
- For any vertex subset A, q(A) is the number of connected component of the subgraph induced by A.
- -p is submodular.
- -q is not submodular.

|E|-p(A) covered by A.

- p(A)=|E|-p(A) is # of edges covered by A.
- p(A)+p(B)-p(A U B)
= # of edges covered by both A and B

> p(A ∩ B)

-p-q covered by A.

- -p-q is submodular.

Theorem covered by A.

- Connected Vertex-Cover has a (1+ln Δ)-approximation.
- -p(Φ)=-|E|, -q(Φ)=0.
- |E|-p(x)-q(x) <Δ-1
- Δ is the maximum degree.

Theorem covered by A.

- Connected Vertex-Cover has a 3-approximation.

Weighted Connected Vertex-Cover covered by A.

Given a vertex-weighted connected graph,

find a connected vertex-cover with minimum

total weight.

Theorem Weighted Connected Vertex-Cover

has a (1+ln Δ)-approximation.

This is the best-possible!!!

End covered by A.

Thanks!

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