Online Matching On a Line

Bernard Fuchs, Winfried Hochstättler, Walter Kern

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Abstract

We prove a lower bound ρ ≥ 9.001 for the i competitive ratio of the so-called online matching problem on a line. As a consequence, the online matching problem is revealed to be strictly more difficult than the “cow problem”.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication2nd Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization
EditorsHaitze J. Broersma, U. Faigle, Johann L. Hurink, Stefan Pickl, Gerhard Woeginger
PublisherElsevier
Pages49-51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2nd Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, CTW 2003 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 14 May 200316 May 2003

Publication series

NameElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS)
PublisherElsevier
Volume13
ISSN (Print)1571-0661

Workshop

Workshop2nd Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, CTW 2003
Abbreviated titleCTW
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period14/05/0316/05/03

Keywords

  • IR-75418
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Matching
  • On-line algorithms

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