Revisiting the Greedy Approach to Submodular Set Function Maximization

We consider the problem of maximizing a nondecreasing submodular set function over various constraint structures. Specifically, we explore the performance of the greedy algorithm, and a related variant, the locally greedy algorithm in solving submodular function maximization problems. Most classic results on the greedy algorithm and its variant assume the existence of an optimal polynomial-time … Read more