In this article we deal with the problems of finding the disimplicial arcs of a digraph and recognizing some interesting graph classes defined by their existence. A <i>diclique</i> of a digraph is a pair $V$ → $W$ of sets of vertices such that $v$ → $w$ is an arc for every $v$ ∈ $V$ and $w$ ∈ $W$. An arc $v$ → $w$ is <i>disimplicial</i> when it belongs to a unique maximal diclique. We show that the problem of finding the disimplicial arcs is equivalent, in terms of time and space complexity, to that of locating the transitive vertices. As a result, an efficient algorithm to find the bisimplicial edges of bipartite graphs is obtained. Then, we develop simple algorithms to build disimplicial elimination schemes, which can be used to generate bisimplicial elimination schemes for bipartite graphs. Finally, we study two classes related to perfect disimplicial elimination digraphs, namely weakly diclique irreducible digraphs and diclique irreducible digraphs. The former class is associated to finite posets, while the latter corresponds to dedekind complete finite posets.

Source : oai:HAL:hal-01349046v1

Volume: Vol. 17 no.2

Section: Graph Theory

Published on: September 15, 2015

Submitted on: July 27, 2014

Keywords: bisimplicial edges of bipartite graphs,disimplicial arcs,dedekind digraphs,transitive digraphs,diclique irreducible digraphs,bisimplicial elimination schemes,disimplicial elimination schemes,[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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