This paper presents a randomized incremental algorithm for computing a single face in an arrangement of n line segments in the plane that is fairly simple to implement. The expected running time of the algorithm is O(nα(n)log n). The analysis of the algorithm uses a novel approach that generalizes and extends the Clarkson-Shor analysis technique [in Discrete Comput. Geom., 4(1989), pp. 387-421]. A few extensions of the technique, obtaining efficient randomized incremental algorithms for constructing the entire arrangement of a collection of line segments and for computing a single face in an arrangement of Jordan arcs are also presented.
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- Computer Science(all)