Recently, Khuller, Moss and Naor presented a greedy algorithm for the budgeted maximum coverage problem. In this note, we observe that this algorithm also approximates a special case of a set-union knapsack problem within a constant factor. In the special case, an element is a member of less than a constant number of subsets. This guarantee naturally extends to densest kk-subgraph problem on graphs of bounded degree.
- densest k-subgraph
- set-union knapsack