Homology, Homotopy and Applications
Volume 22 (2020)
Erosion distance for generalized persistence modules
Pages: 233 – 254
The persistence diagram of Cohen–Steiner, Edelsbrunner, and Harer was recently generalized by Patel to the case of constructible persistence modules with values in a symmetric monoidal category with images. Patel also introduced a distance for persistence diagrams, the erosion distance. Motivated by this work, we extend the erosion distance to a distance of rank invariants of generalized persistence modules by using the generalization of the interleaving distance of Bubenik, de Silva, and Scott as a guideline. This extension of the erosion distance also gives, as a special case, a distance for multidimensional persistent homology groups with torsion introduced by Frosini. We show that the erosion distance is stable with respect to the interleaving distance, and that it gives a lower bound for the natural pseudo-distance in the case of sublevel set persistent homology of continuous functions.
persistence module, persistent homology
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
Copyright © 2019, Ville Puuska. Permission to copy for private use granted.
Received 2 February 2018
Received revised 11 September 2018
Published 20 November 2019