In a recent breakthrough paper, Chi et al. (STOC'22) introduce an $\tilde{O}(n^{\frac{3 + \omega}{2}})$ time algorithm to compute Monotone Min-Plus Product between two square matrices of dimensions $n \times n$ and entries bounded by $O(n)$. This greatly improves upon the previous $\tilde O(n^{\frac{12 + \omega}{5}})$ time algorithm and as a consequence improves bounds for its applications. Several other applications involve Monotone Min-Plus Product between rectangular matrices, and even if Chi et al.'s algorithm seems applicable for the rectangular case, the generalization is not straightforward. In this paper we present a generalization of the algorithm of Chi et al. to solve Monotone Min-Plus Product for rectangular matrices with polynomial bounded values. We next use this faster algorithm to improve running times for the following applications of Rectangular Monotone Min-Plus Product: $M$-bounded Single Source Replacement Path, Batch Range Mode, $k$-Dyck Edit Distance and 2-approximation of All Pairs Shortest Path. We also improve the running time for Unweighted Tree Edit Distance using the algorithm by Chi et al. since the improvement requires additional optimization.

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