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Given two integers $\ell$ and $p$ as well as $\ell$ graph classes $\mathcal{H}_1,\ldots,\mathcal{H}_\ell$, the problems $\mathsf{GraphPart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell,p)$, \break $\mathsf{VertPart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell)$, and $\mathsf{EdgePart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell)$ ask, given graph $G$ as input, whether $V(G)$, $V(G)$, $E(G)$ respectively can be partitioned into $\ell$ sets $S_1, \ldots, S_\ell$ such that, for each $i$ between $1$ and $\ell$, $G[S_i] \in \mathcal{H}_i$, $G[S_i] \in \mathcal{H}_i$, $(V(G),S_i) \in \mathcal{H}_i$ respectively. Moreover in $\mathsf{GraphPart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell,p)$, we request that the number of edges with endpoints in different sets of the partition is bounded by $p$. We show that if there exist dynamic programming tree-decomposition-based algorithms for recognizing the graph classes $\mathcal{H}_i$, for each $i$, then we can constructively create a dynamic programming tree-decomposition-based algorithms for $\mathsf{GraphPart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell,p)$, $\mathsf{VertPart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell)$, and $\mathsf{EdgePart}(\mathcal{H}_1, \ldots, \mathcal{H}_\ell)$. We apply this approach to known problems. For well-studied problems, like VERTEX COVER and GRAPH $q$-COLORING, we obtain running times that are comparable to those of the best known problem-specific algorithms. For an exotic problem from bioinformatics, called DISPLAYGRAPH, this approach improves the known algorithm parameterized by treewidth.

Source: arXiv.org:1904.12500

Volume: vol. 26:2

Section: Discrete Algorithms

Published on: June 24, 2024

Accepted on: February 6, 2024

Submitted on: March 14, 2023

Keywords: Computer Science - Data Structures and Algorithms

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