TY - RPRT
T1 - On the construction of abstract Voronoi diagrams, II
T3 - Saarbrücken, 1989
A1 - Klein,Rolf
A1 - Mehlhorn,Kurt
A1 - Meiser,Stefan
Y1 - 2011/09/05
N2 - Abstract Voronoi Diagrams are defined by a system of bisecting curves in the plane, rather than by the concept of distance [K88a,b]. Mehlhorn, Meiser, Ó'Dúnlaing [MMO] showed how to construct such diagrams in time O(n log n) by a randomized algorithm if the bisecting curves are in general position. In this paper we drop the general position assumption. Moreover, we show that the only geometric operation in the algorithm is the construction of a Voronoi diagram for five sites. Using this operation, abstract Voronoi diagrams can be constructed in a purley combinatorial manner. This has the following advantages. On the one hand, the construction of a five-site-diagram is the only operation depending on the particular type of bisecting curves and we can therefore apply the algorithm to all concrete diagrams by simply replacing this operation. On the other hand, this is the only operation computing intersection points; thus, problems arising from instable numerical computations can occur only there.
CY - Saarbrücken
PB - Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
AD - Postfach 151141, 66041 Saarbrücken
UR - http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2011/4176
ER -