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Approximate fixed-rank closures of set covering problems

Daniel Bienstock (dano***at***columbia.edu)
Mark Zuckerberg (mz47***at***columbia.edu)

Abstract: We show that for any fixed rank, the closure of a set covering problem (and related problems) can be approximated in polynomial time -- we can epsilon-approximate any linear program over the closure in polynomial time.

Keywords: integer programming

Category 1: Integer Programming (0-1 Programming )

Category 2: Combinatorial Optimization (Approximation Algorithms )

Citation: CORC report TR-2003-01, Computational Optimization Research Center, Columbia University

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Entry Submitted: 08/26/2004
Entry Accepted: 08/26/2004
Entry Last Modified: 08/26/2004

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