Static and Streaming Data Structures for Fréchet Distance Queries

Arnold Filtser, Omrit Filtser

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Given a curve P with points in ℝd in a streaming fashion, and parameters ϵ > 0 and k, we construct a distance oracle that uses space, and given a query curve Q with k points in ℝd returns in time a 1+ϵ approximation of the discrete Fréchet distance between Q and P.In addition, we construct simplifications in the streaming model, oracle for distance queries to a sub-curve (in the static setting), and introduce the zoom-in problem. Our algorithms work in any dimension d, and therefore we generalize some useful tools and algorithms for curves under the discrete Fréchet distance to work efficiently in high dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number39
JournalACM Transactions on Algorithms
Issue number4
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2023

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  • Fréchet distance
  • distance oracle
  • high dimension
  • simplification
  • streaming algorithm
  • the "zoom in" problem


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