We address the following problem: Given a complete k-partite geometric graph K whose vertex set is a set of n points in ℝ d , compute a spanner of K that has a "small" stretch factor and "few" edges. We present two algorithms for this problem. The first algorithm computes a (5∈+∈ε)-spanner of K with O(n) edges in O(n logn) time. The second algorithm computes a (3∈+∈ε)-spanner of K with O(n logn) edges in O(n logn) time. Finally, we show that there exist complete k-partite geometric graphs K such that every subgraph of K with a subquadratic number of edges has stretch factor at least 3.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78773-0_15
Bose, P, Carmi, P. (Paz), Couture, M. (Mathieu), Maheshwari, A, Morin, P, & Smid, M. (2008). Spanners of complete k-Partite geometric graphs. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78773-0_15