Approximation Algorithms for Clustering to Minimize the Sum of Diameters

  title={Approximation Algorithms for Clustering to Minimize the Sum of Diameters},
  author={Srinivas Doddi and Madhav V. Marathe and S. S. Ravi and David Scot Taylor and Peter Widmayer},
We consider the problem of partitioning the nodes of a complete edge weighted graph into k clusters so as to minimize the sum of the diameters of the clusters. Since the problem is NP-complete, our focus is on the development of good approximation algorithms. When edge weights satisfy the triangle inequality, we present the rst approximation algorithm for the problem. The approximation algorithm yields a solution that has no more than 10k clusters such that the total diameter of these clusters… CONTINUE READING


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