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Implicit branching and parameterized partial cover problems

Amini, Omid ; Fomin, Fedor V. ; Saurabh, Saket

Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2011, Vol.77(6), pp.1159-1171 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Implicit branching and parameterized partial cover problems
  • Autor: Amini, Omid ; Fomin, Fedor V. ; Saurabh, Saket
  • Assuntos: Graph Algorithms ; Parameterized Complexity ; Partial Vertex Cover ; Dominating Set ; Planar Graphs ; Minor-Free Graphs ; Treewidth
  • É parte de: Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2011, Vol.77(6), pp.1159-1171
  • Descrição: Covering problems are fundamental classical problems in optimization, computer science and complexity theory. Typically an input to these problems is a family of sets over a finite universe and the goal is to cover the elements of the universe with as few sets of the family as possible. The variations of covering problems include well-known problems like Set Cover, Vertex Cover, Dominating Set and Facility Location to name a few. Recently there has been a lot of study on partial covering problems, a natural generalization of covering problems. Here, the goal is not to cover all the elements but to cover the specified number of elements with the minimum number of sets. In this paper we study partial covering problems in graphs in the realm of parameterized complexity. Classical (non-partial) version of all these problems has been intensively studied in planar graphs and in graphs excluding a fixed graph H as a minor. However, the techniques developed for parameterized version of non-partial covering problems cannot be applied directly to their partial counterparts. The approach we use, to show that various partial covering problems are fixed parameter tractable on planar graphs, graphs of bounded local treewidth and graph excluding some graph as a minor, is quite different from previously known techniques. The main idea behind our approach is the concept of implicit branching. We find implicit branching technique to be interesting on its own and believe that it can be used for some other problems.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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