Tarjan Offline Least Common Ancestor

The Tarjan off-line least common ancestor is an algorithm for computing lowest common ancestors for pairs of nodes in a tree (based on the union-find data structure).

The AlgorithmExtensions.OfflineLeastCommonAncestorTarjan returns a delegate that can be queried for each pair. The delegate returns true if there is a common ancestor and assigns the out parameter.
var g = new AdjacencyGraph<int, SEdge<int>>();
int root = ...; // root vertex
VertexPair<int> pairs = ...; // vertex pairs
var lca = g.OfflineLeastCommonAncestorTarjan(root, pairs);

// fetching the ancestor
TVertex ancestor;
foreach(var pair in pairs)
    if (lca(pair, out ancestor))
        Console.WriteLine("the ancestor of {0} is {1}", ancestor, pair); 

Last edited Mar 30, 2009 at 5:51 AM by pelikhan, version 4


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