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Abstract
In 1960, Asplund and Grünbaum proved that every intersection graph of axisparallel rectangles in the plane admits an O(ω^{2})coloring, where ω is the maximum size of a clique. We present the first asymptotic improvement over this sixdecadeold bound, proving that every such graph is O(ω log ω)colorable and presenting a polynomialtime algorithm that finds such a coloring. This improvement leads to a polynomialtime O(log log n)approximation algorithm for the maximum weight independent set problem in axisparallel rectangles, which improves on the previous approximation ratio of O(_{log}^{log}_{log}^{n}_{n}).
Original language  English 

Title of host publication  ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 2021 
Editors  Daniel Marx 
Publisher  ACM 
Pages  860868 
Number of pages  9 
ISBN (Electronic)  9781611976465 
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Publication status  Published  2021 
MoE publication type  A4 Article in a conference publication 
Event  ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms  Virtual, Online, Alexandria, United States Duration: 10 Jan 2021 → 13 Jan 2021 Conference number: 32 https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/soda21 
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Conference  ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 

Abbreviated title  SODA 
Country/Territory  United States 
City  Alexandria 
Period  10/01/2021 → 13/01/2021 
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