@INPROCEEDINGS{CMSR14-Saule2014,
author = {C'edric Saule and Robert Giegerich},
title = {Observations on the Feasibility of Exact Pareto Optimization},
booktitle = {Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Computational Methods for Structural RNAs (CMSR'14)},
year = {2014},
editor = {Fabrice Jossinet and Yann Ponty and J\'er\^ome Waldisp\"uhl},
volume = {1},
number = {1},
pages = {43--56},
address = {Strasbourg, France},
month = {September},
doi = {10.15455/CMSR.2014.0004},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.15455/CMSR.2014.0004},
abstract = {Pareto optimization combines independent objectives by computing the Pareto front of its search space, defined as the set of all candidates whose scores are not dominated by others in at least one objective. This gives, in a precise sense, better information that an artificial amalgamation of different scores into a single objective, but is more costly to compute.\
We define a general Pareto product operator *$_{Par}$ on scoring schemes. Independent of a particular algorithm, we prove that for two scoring schemes A and B used in dynamic programming, the scoring scheme A *$_{Par}$ B correctly performs Pareto optimization over the same search space. We show that a Pareto-eager implementation of dynamic programming can achieve the same asymptotics as a single-objective optimization which computes the same number of results. For a concrete application in RNA structure prediction, we show that the empirical size of the Pareto front remains within reasonable bounds. Without artificial amalgamation of objectives, and with no heuristics involved, Pareto optimization is faster than computing the same number of answers separately for each objective.}
}