Fast approximation of steiner trees in large graphs

@inproceedings{Gubichev2012FastAO,
  title={Fast approximation of steiner trees in large graphs},
  author={Andrey Gubichev and Thomas Neumann},
  booktitle={CIKM},
  year={2012}
}
Finding the minimum connected subtree of a graph that contains a given set of nodes (i.e., the Steiner tree problem) is a fundamental operation in keyword search in graphs, yet it is known to be NP-hard. Existing approximation techniques either make use of the heavy indexing of the graph, or entirely rely on online heuristics. In this paper we bridge the gap between these two extremes and present a scalable landmark-based index structure that, combined with a few lightweight online heuristics… CONTINUE READING

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