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"K* : A Directed On-The-Fly Algorithm for Finding the k Shortest Paths", Husain Aljazzar and Stefan Leue, 2008
"We present a new algorithm, called K*, for finding the k shortest paths between a designated pair of vertices in a given directed weighted graph. Compared to Eppstein’s algorithm, which is the most prominent algorithm for solving this problem, K* has two advantages. First, K* performs on-the-fly, which means that
it does not require the graph to be explicitly available and stored in main memory. Portions of the graph will
be generated as needed. Second, K* is a directed algorithm which enables the use of heuristic functions
to guide the search. This leads to significant improvements in the memory and runtime demands for many
practical problem instances. We prove the correctness of K* and show that it maintains a worst-case runtime
complexity of O(m+k n log(k n)) and a space complexity of O(k n + m), where n is the number of vertices
and m is the number of edges of the graph. We provide experimental results which illustrate the scalability of
the algorithm."
graphs  k-shortest-paths  algorithms  papers 
june 2012 by jm

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