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We consider a generalization of Voronoi diagrams, recently introduced by Barequet et al., in which the distance is measured from a pair of sites to a point. An easy way to define such distance was proposed together with the concept: it can be the sum-of, the product-of, or (the absolute value of) the difference-between Euclidean distances from either site to the respective point. We explore further the last definition, and analyze the complexity of the nearest- and the furthest-neighbor 2-site Voronoi diagrams for points in the plane with Manhattan or Chebyshev underlying metrics, providing extensions to general Minkowsky metrics and, for the nearest-neighbor case, to higher dimensions. In addition, we point out that the observation made earlier in the literature that 2-point site Voronoi diagrams under the sum-of and the product-of Euclidean distances are identical and almost identical to the second order Voronoi diagrams, respectively, holds in a much more general statement.
Date of Conference: 28-30 June 2010