## An improved approximation algorithm for the covering 0-1 integer program

We present an improved approximation algorithm for the covering 0-1 integer program (CIP), a well-known problem as a natural generalization of the set cover problem. Our algorithm uses a primal-dual algorithm for CIP by Fujito (2004) as a subroutine and achieves an approximation ratio of (f- (f-1)/m) when m is greater than or equal to … Read more