On the PTAS for Maximin Shares in an Indivisible Mixed Manna
AbstractWe study fair allocation of indivisible items, both goods and chores, under the popular fairness notion of maximin share (MMS). The problem is well-studied when there are only goods (or chores), where a PTAS to compute the MMS values of agents is well-known. In contrast, for the mixed manna, a recent result showed that finding even an approximate MMS value of an agent up to any approximation factor in (0,1] is NP-hard for general instances. In this paper, we complement the hardness result by obtaining a PTAS to compute the MMS value when its absolute value is at least 1/p times either the total value of all the goods or total cost of all the chores, for some constant p valued at least 1.
How to Cite
Kulkarni, R., Mehta, R., & Taki, S. (2021). On the PTAS for Maximin Shares in an Indivisible Mixed Manna. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(6), 5523-5530. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v35i6.16695
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