art gallery problem

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Etymology[edit]

It originates from a real-world problem of guarding an art gallery with the minimum number of guards who together can observe the whole gallery.

Noun[edit]

art gallery problem (plural art gallery problems)

  1. A visibility problem in computational geometry, dealing with whether a number of points in a polygon can collectively "see" (by line segments akin to a person's line of sight) the whole interior of the polygon.
    Synonym: museum problem