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Sheehy, Donald R. ; Sheth, Siddharth

Sketching Persistence Diagrams

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Given a persistence diagram with n points, we give an algorithm that produces a sequence of n persistence diagrams converging in bottleneck distance to the input diagram, the ith of which has i distinct (weighted) points and is a 2-approximation to the closest persistence diagram with that many distinct points. For each approximation, we precompute the optimal matching between the ith and the (i+1)st. Perhaps surprisingly, the entire sequence of diagrams as well as the sequence of matchings can be represented in O(n) space. The main approach is to use a variation of the greedy permutation of the persistence diagram to give good Hausdorff approximations and assign weights to these subsets. We give a new algorithm to efficiently compute this permutation, despite the high implicit dimension of points in a persistence diagram due to the effect of the diagonal. The sketches are also structured to permit fast (linear time) approximations to the Hausdorff distance between diagrams - a lower bound on the bottleneck distance. For approximating the bottleneck distance, sketches can also be used to compute a linear-size neighborhood graph directly, obviating the need for geometric data structures used in state-of-the-art methods for bottleneck computation.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Sheehy, Donald R. and Sheth, Siddharth},
  title =	{{Sketching Persistence Diagrams}},
  booktitle =	{37th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2021)},
  pages =	{57:1--57:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-184-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{189},
  editor =	{Buchin, Kevin and Colin de Verdi\`{e}re, \'{E}ric},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-138569},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2021.57},
  annote =	{Keywords: Bottleneck Distance, Persistent Homology, Approximate Persistence Diagrams}

Keywords: Bottleneck Distance, Persistent Homology, Approximate Persistence Diagrams
Collection: 37th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 02.06.2021

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