A tree cover of a metric space (X,d) is a collection of trees, so that every pair x,y∈X has a low distortion path in one of the trees. If it has the stronger property that every point x∈X has a single tree with low distortion paths to all other points, we call this a Ramsey tree cover. In this paper we devise efficient algorithms to construct tree covers and Ramsey tree covers for general, planar and doubling metrics. We pay particular attention to the desirable case of distortion close to 1, and study what can be achieved when the number of trees is small. In particular, our work shows a large separation between what can be achieved by tree covers vs. Ramsey tree covers.
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Supported in part by a grant from The Israel Science Foundation (1817/17).Supported in part by a grant from The Israel Science Foundation (1817/17) and in part by BSF grant 2015813.
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- Metric embedding
- Tree covers