The Power of Recourse for Online MST and TSP

  title={The Power of Recourse for Online MST and TSP},
  author={Nicole Megow and Martin Skutella and Jos{\'e} Verschae and Andreas Wiese},
  journal={SIAM J. Comput.},
We consider the online MST and TSP problems with recourse. The nodes of an unknown graph with metric edge cost appear one by one and must be connected in such a way that the resulting tree or tour has low cost. In the standard online setting, with irrevocable decisions, no algorithm can guarantee a constant competitive ratio. In our model we allow recourse actions by giving a limited budget of edge rearrangements per iteration. It has been an open question for more than 20 years if an online… CONTINUE READING


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