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nearest neighbor

(classic problem)

Definition: Find the point (rectangle, line, etc.) that is closest to another point.

See also spatial access method, point access method.

Author: PEB

Implementation

(C, C++, and Java)

More information

A Voronoi diagram divides a plane into regions of nearest neighbors.


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Entry modified 12 August 2019.
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Paul E. Black, "nearest neighbor", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 12 August 2019. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nearestNeighbor.html