Upward Planarity Checking: "Faces Are More than Polygons" (Extended Abstract)
Di Battista, Giuseppe and Liotta, Giuseppe (1998) Upward Planarity Checking: "Faces Are More than Polygons" (Extended Abstract). In: Graph Drawing 6th International Symposium, GD’ 98, August 13-15, 1998, Montréal, Canada , pp. 72-86 (Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/1007/3-540-37623-2_6).
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In this paper we look at upward planarity from a new perspective. Namely, we study the problem of checking whether a given drawing is upward planar. Our checker exploits the relationships between topology and geometry of upward planar drawings to verify the upward planarity of a significant family of drawings. The checker is simple and optimal both in terms of efficiency and in terms of degree.
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