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August 2013


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Technical Perspective: Every Graph Is Essentially Sparse

The following paper by Batson, Spielman, Srivastava, and Teng surveys one of the most important recent intellectual achievements of theoretical computer science, demonstrating that every weighted graph is close to a sparse…


From Communications of the ACM

Spectral Sparsification of Graphs: Theory and Algorithms

Spectral Sparsification of Graphs

Graph sparsification is the approximation of an arbitrary graph by a sparse graph. We explain what it means for one graph to be a spectral approximation of another and review the development of algorithms for spectral sparsification…