Günter Rote:

Computing the Fréchet distance between piecewise smooth curves

  1. In: Abstracts of the 20th European Workshop on Computational Geometry, Seville, March 2004, pp. 147-150.
  2. Computational Geometry, Theory and Applications 37 (2007), 162-174. (Special issue for the 20th European Workshop on Computational Geometry)doi:10.1016/j.comgeo.2005.01.004


We consider the Fréchet distance between two curves which are given as a sequence of m+n curved pieces. If these pieces are sufficiently well-behaved, we can compute the Fréchet distance in O(mn log(mn)) time. The decision version of the problem can be solved in O(mn) time.
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