# Covering Rectilinear Polygons with Axis-Parallel Rectangles

Kumar, Anil VS and Ramesh, H (2003) Covering Rectilinear Polygons with Axis-Parallel Rectangles. In: SIAM Journal on Computing, 32 (6). pp. 1509-1541.

 Preview
PDF
anil.pdf

We give an $O(\sqrt{\log n})$ factor approximation algorithm for covering a rectilinear polygon with holes using axis-parallel rectangles. This is the first polynomial time approximation algorithm for this problem with an $o(\log n)$approximation factor.