# Fast sequential and parallel algorithms for finding the largest rectangle separating two sets

TL;DR: This work considers two limiting cases of this problem when the cardinalities of set A is much greater than that of set B, and presents efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for these two problems.

Abstract: Given a bounding isothetic rectangle BR and two sets of points A and B with cardinalities n and m inside it, we have to find an isothetic rectangle containing maximum number of points from set A and no point from set B. We consider two limiting cases of this problem when the cardinalities of set A (resp. set B) is much greater than that of set B (resp. set ,A). We present efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for these two problems. Our sequential algorithms run in O((n + m)log m + m 2) and O((m+ n) log n + n 2) time respectively. The parallel algorithms in CREW PRAM run in o(log n) ando(log m 2) time using O(max(n,m 2/logm)) and O(max(m,n 2/logn)) processors respectively. Our sequential algorithms are faster than a previous algorithm under these constraints on cardinality. No previous parallel algorithm was known for this problem. We also present an optimal systolic algorithm for the original problem.

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