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A coreset (in computational geometry) is a small subset of a point set that is used to compute a solution that approximates the solution that would be found if the entire point set were used.[1]


  1. ^ Pankaj K. Agarwal, Sariel Har-Peled, and Kasturti R. Varadarajan (2005-02-22). Geometric Approximation via Coresets (PDF PS). Retrieved 2007-03-29.