Hitting sets when the VC-dimension is small

  title={Hitting sets when the VC-dimension is small},
  author={Guy Even and Dror Rawitz and Shimon Shahar},
  journal={Inf. Process. Lett.},
We present an approximation algorithm for the hitting set problem when the VC-dimension of the set system is small. Our algorithm builds on Pach & Agarwal [7], and we show how it can be parallelized and extended to the minimum cost hitting set problem. The running time of the proposed algorithm is comparable with that of Brönnimann & Goodrich [2], and the approximation ratio is smaller by a constant factor. 


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