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Precedence-constrained min sum set cover

J McClintock, J Mestre, A Wirth

Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs | Schloss Dagstuhl | Published : 2017


We introduce a version of the Min Sum Set Cover (MSSC) problem in which there are "AND" precedence constraints on the m sets. In the Precedence-Constrained Min Sum Set Cover (PCMSSC) problem, when interpreted as directed edges, the constraints induce an acyclic directed graph. PCMSSC models the aim of scheduling software tests to prioritize the rate of fault detection subject to dependencies between tests. Our greedy scheme for PCMSSC is similar to the approaches of Feige, Lovász, and, Tetali for MSSC, and Chekuri and Motwani for precedence-constrained scheduling to minimize weighted completion time. With a factor-4 increase in approximation ratio, we reduce PCMSSC to the problem of finding ..

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