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An A* Algorithm with a New Heuristic Distance Function for the 2-Terminal Shortest Path Problem
Kazuaki YAMAGUCHI Sumio MASUDA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2006/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Algorithms and Data Structures
shortest path, preprocessing, A* algorithm, routing,
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The 2-terminal shortest path problem is to find a shortest path between two specified vertices in a given graph G. In this paper, we consider this problem in the following situation: G is given before the two vertices are specified so that some preprocessing is allowed to reduce the response time. We present a method for calculating lower bounds of the length of the shortest path for any pair of vertices. Experimental results show that the A* algorithm with our method performs much better than previous methods.