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This report presents algorithms for finding large matchings in the streaming model. In this model, applicable when dealing with massive graphs, edges are streamed-in in some arbitrary order rather than residing in randomly accessible memory. For ε > 0, we achieve a 1/(1+ε) approximation for maximum cardinality matching and a 1/(2+ε) approximation to maximum weighted matching. Both algorithms use a constant number of passes.
Andrew McGregor, "Finding Matchings in the Streaming Model", . January 2004.
Date Posted: 26 June 2005