Offline algorithms for dynamic minimum spanning tree problems
- Author(s): Eppstein, David
- et al.
We describe an efficient algorithm for maintaining a minimum spanning tree (MST) in a graph subject to a sequence of edge weight modifications. The sequence of minimum spanning trees is computed offline, after the sequence of modifications is known. The algorithm performs (log n) work per modification, where n is the number of vertices in the graph. We use our techniques to solve the offline geometric MST problem for a planar point set subject to insertions and deletions; our algorithm for this problem performs O(log^2 n) work per modification. No previous dynamic geometric MST algorithm was known.