Automatic yellow-pages pagination and layout
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CitationRamesh Johari, Joe Marks, Ali Partovi, and Stuart M. Shieber. Automatic yellow-pages pagination and layout. Journal of Heuristics, 2(4):321-342, 1997. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
AbstractThe compact and harmonious layout of ads and text is a fundamental and costly step in the production of commercial telephone directories (ldquoYellow Pagesrdquo). We formulate a canonical version of Yellow-Pages pagination and layout (YPPL) as an optimization problem in which the task is to position ads and text-stream segments on sequential pages so as to minimize total page length and maximize certain layout aesthetics, subject to constraints derived from page-format requirements and positional relations between ads and text. We present a heuristic-search approach to the YPPL problem. Our algorithm has been applied to a sample of real telephone-directory data, and produces solutions that are significantly shorter and better than the published ones.
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