Rapid preconditioning of data for accelerating convex hull algorithms

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Cadenas, O and Megson, G (2014). Rapid preconditioning of data for accelerating convex hull algorithms. Electronics Letters. 50 (4), pp. 270-272. https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2013.3507
AuthorsCadenas, O and Megson, G
Abstract

Given a dataset of two-dimensional points in the plane with integer coordinates, the method proposed reduces a set of n points down to a set of s points s ≤ n, such that the convex hull on the set of s points is the same as the convex hull of the original set of n points. The method is O(n). It helps any convex hull algorithm run faster. The empirical analysis of a practical case shows a percentage reduction in points of over 98%, that is reflected as a faster computation with a speedup factor of at least 4.

KeywordsConvex hull; Acceleration of computation; 0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering; 0801 Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing; 1005 Communications Technologies; Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Year2014
JournalElectronics Letters
Journal citation50 (4), pp. 270-272
PublisherInstitute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
ISSN0013-5194
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2013.3507
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Print13 Feb 2014
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Deposited09 May 2017
Accepted09 Jan 2014
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