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Durham University

Computer Science

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Publication details for Dr Ioannis Ivrissimtzis

Dantchev, Stefan & Ivrissimtzis, Ioannis (2012). Efficient construction of the Čech complex. Computers & Graphics 36(6): 708.

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Abstract

In many applications, the first step into the topological analysis of a discrete point set P sampled from a manifold is the construction of a simplicial complex with vertices on P. In this paper, we present an algorithm for the efficient computation of the Čech complex of P for a given value
ε
of the radius of the covering balls. Experiments show that the proposed algorithm can generally handle input sets of several thousand points, while for the topologically most interesting small values of
ε
can handle inputs with tens of thousands of points. We also present an algorithm for the construction of all possible Čech complices on P.