6.889: Algorithms for Planar Graphs and Beyond (Fall 2011)

Erik Demaine, Shay Mozes, Christian Sommer, Siamak Tazari


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[+] Shortest paths with negative lengths in planar graphs.

We conclude our discussion of shortest paths by describing a near-linear time algorithm for shortest paths in directed planar graphs with negative arc lengths (but no negative-length cycles). We define the Monge property for matrices and introduce an algorithm nicknamed SMAWK (due to Aggarwal, Klawe, Moran, Shor and Wilber) for efficient search in Monge matrices. The notes also sketch a generalization of the shortest paths algorithm to graphs with bounded genus.

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