# Questions tagged [directed-acyclic-graph]

This is a mathematical structure composed of a set of points or vertices and a set of connectors or edges. The edges connect the vertices and those vertices are directed. Also no cycles or in other words a directed edge that connects a vertex to a vertex are disallowed.

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### Why does the ball growing procedure of Even etal  not work for directed multicut?

Why does the ball growing procedure of Even etal  "Approximating Minimum Feedback Sets and Multicuts in Directed Graphs" not work for the directed multicut problem considered in e.g &...
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### Finding nodes with enough unique ancestors

Given a DAG $G = (V, E)$, let $T \subseteq V$ be a set of nodes of $V$ that is computed via the following process. Assuming the nodes of $G$ are sorted in topological order, $v_1, \dots, v_n$. We ...
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### Separating DAGs using separators consisting of lists of nodes and all ancestors

Suppose we are given a DAG, $G = (V, E)$ where $n = |V|$. We consider the sets $J_1, J_2, \dots, J_n$ to be lists of vertices where list $J_i$ consists of vertex $v_i \in V$ and all ancestors of $v_i$....
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### reordering a DAG with the minimum changes

Consider a DAG $(V,A)$ with an initial permutation $(v_1,v_2,…,v_n)$. We want to arrange the $n$ vertice in topological order while keeping as many vertices as possible. The problem is: Is it NP-hard ...
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### Tree decomposition for DAGs

Tree decompositions and treewidth are a standard way to measure how close an undirected graph is to a tree. I am studying decompositions of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), and have come to define them ...
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### Reference for mixed graph acyclicity testing algorithm?

A mixed graph is a graph that may have both directed and undirected edges. Its underlying undirected graph is obtained by forgetting the orientations of the directed edges, and in the other direction ...
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### Longest path in a DAG that's not too long

The problem I am interested in is a simple variant of the longest path problem on DAGs: find a path between two chosen vertices in a DAG such that the sum of the weights of its constituent edges is ...
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### Is there a linear-time algorithm for max flow on dags

What is the fastest known algorithm for max flow on dags? Can there be a linear-time algorithm running in time $O(|V|+|E|)$? Input: a weighted dag $G=(V,E,w)$ where $E$ is given as an edge list $E$ ...
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### Lexicographically minimal topological sort of a labeled DAG

Consider the problem where we are given as input a directed acyclic graph $G = (V, E)$, a labeling function $\lambda$ from $V$ to some set $L$ with a total order $<_L$ (e.g., the integers), and ...
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### How expensive may it be to destroy all long s-t paths in a DAG?

We consider DAGs (directed acyclic graphs) with one source node $s$ and one target node $t$; parallel edges joining the same pair of vertices are allowed. A $k$-cut is a set of edges whose removal ...
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### What does the contention-free communication assumption really mean in the context of DAG scheduling?

In many papers about DAG (directed-acyclic graph) scheduling in distributed systems, the authors make the assumption that the communication between the processors of the system where the DAG is ...
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### Shortest path in DAG with path dependent arc costs

I've got the following problem Consider a DAG $G=(V,E)$ with $V=[v_1,…,v_n]$, and edge-set $E=[e_1,…,e_m]$, with associated costs $c_1,…,c_m$. The problem is to find the shortest paths from an ...
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### When does a graph admit an orientation in which there is at most one s-t walk?

Consider the following problem: Input: a simple (undirected) graph $G=(V,E)$. Question: Is there an orientation of $G$ satisfying the property that for every $s,t \in V$ there is at most one (...
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### Why is “topological sorting” topological?

Why is "topological sorting" called "topological"? Is it just because it determines an order without altering any vertices or edges -- like a doughnut and coffee cup are topologically equivalent? Why ...
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### An edge orientation procedure to generate all acyclic orientations of a graph

Consider the following scheme for enumerating acyclic digraphs (DAGs) by orienting the edges in an undirected graph $G$ with $n = ||V||$ vertices: (1) Generate all $n!$ possible permutations $p_i$ of ...
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### Realization of a bipolar orientation by a mixed graph

Given an undirected graph $G(V,E)$ and a bipolar orientation $s$ over $G$, consider the problem of identifying $s$ by finding the minimum number of edges such that when orienting them in a particular ...
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### Minimum Weight Ordering of nodes on a directed graph

I'm bumping my head against the wall trying to prove this problem is NP-complete (it might not be) Let $G = (V,E)$ be a directed graph with weights $w:E \to \mathbb{R_{\geq 0}}$ on the edges. The ...
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### Indexing structure for all-pairs min-cuts in a huge DAG

I have a huge DAG - e.g., the dependency graph of all packages in a linux distribution. Suppose I'd like to make a user-friendly tool that makes it very easy to understand how to break the transitive ...
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### All pairs shortest paths in a DAG [closed]

I have studied the Floyd-Warshall and Johnson algorithms. I am trying to understand if the all pairs shortest paths research in a directed graph G can be implemented in a more efficient way if I ...
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### K-path cover problem for a DAG

I am doing a little literature review and I was trying to know if, for a directed acyclic graph, the minimum k-path cover problem is solvable in polynomial time. A k-path cover is a set of paths with ...
A (finite) poset $P = (X, <)$, or partially ordered set, is a (finite) set $X$ equipped with a transitive antisymmetric relation $<$; it can be equivalently seen as a DAG $G = (X, E)$ that is ...