Two similar problems of searching for a family of disjoint subsets (clusters) in a finite set of points in Euclidean space are considered. In these problems, the size of the smallest cluster should be maximized so that in each cluster the intracluster quadratic variation of the points with respect to the center of the cluster would not exceed a given (constant) fraction of the total quadratic variation of the points of the input set with respect to its centroid. In the first problem, the centers of intracluster variations are arbitrary points of the space given at the input. In the second problem, the centers of the intracluster variation are unknown (to be found) but must lie in the input set. Both problems are proved to be NP-hard even on the real line both in the general case when the number of the clusters is a part of the input and in the parametric case when the number of the clusters is fixed.
|Журнал||Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics|
|Номер выпуска||SUPPL 1|
|Состояние||Опубликовано - авг 2020|