# Questions tagged [graph-algorithms]

Algorithms on graphs, excluding heuristics.

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### Maximum difference between two shortest paths

My problem is the following maximization problem: Given: A graph $G=(V,E)$, lower bounds $l \in \{0,1,..,K\}^E$ and upper bound $u \in \{0,1,..,K\}^E$ for the edge weights, a source $s$ and two ...
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### Unbalanced connected partition

Let $G = (V, E)$ be a connected graph with (possibly negative) vertex weights $w(v)\in\mathbb{Z}$. We want to partition the vertices into two parts such that the induced graphs $G'$ and $G''$ are ...
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### Why isn't the Charikar algorithm for finding the densest subgraph optimal?

I read about the algorithm in Greedy Approximation Algorithms for Finding Dense Components in a Graph by Moses Charikar, and I tried to find an instance/graph where the algorithm returns a different ...
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### How to design an algorithm which turns an undirected graph into directed with all nodes of indegree higher than 0? [closed]

Given an undirected graph $G=(V,E)$ devise an algorithm that will check whether its edges can be directed in such a way that the vertices of the resulting directed graph will all have indegree higher ...
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### What are graph grammars?

I have found information on graph grammars and graph rewriting, but the papers that I find on it are a bit thick. Can someone give a quick overview of what graph grammars are, as well as an overview ...
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### Are query-dependent ranking algortihms for web search doomed to be impractical? [closed]

Algorithms like HITS and SALSA are query dependent, and I've been given the impression that this makes them able to retrieve more accurate results. However, the query-dependent nature of these ...
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### What are some techniques for “balancing” a tree beside heavy-light and centroid decomposition?

The only techniques i know are those in the title.
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### Complexity of finding semi-ordered Eulerian tours in a 4-regular graph

I'm trying to figure out the time-complexity of the problem I describe below, which I call the semi-ordered Eulerian tour problem or the SOET problem. Either finding an efficient algorithm for this ...
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### Cluster Assignment in the Stochastic Block Model

Recently, numerous papers have been published about the stochastic block model (SBM). In the literature about SBMs, a plethora of different settings are considered. I am interested in how vertices are ...
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### Algorithm for computing unordered tree edit distance

I am trying to compute the edit distance between two dendrograms, one produced from hierarchical clustering, and the other manually constructed from some tree structure. In this setting, the rename ...
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### Optimizing Maximum Weighted Matching (Edmonds Blossom)

Background: I've ported Edmonds Blossom Algorithm with Maximum Weighted Matching to Java: https://github.com/simlu/EdmondsBlossom/blob/master/src/Blossom.java The original Python implementation ...
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### Complexity consequence of logarithmic boolean width of co-bounded degree graphs?

The paper On graph classes with logarithmic boolean-width claims that the boolean width of co-k-degenerate graphs is at most $k\log{n}$ and a lot of graph vertex partition problems can be solved in ...
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### Minimal Cost of Eulerian Path

Problem: Given a planar (undirected and mostly sparse) graph with an Eulerian Path, we introduce a cost function f: (v, e1, e2) for all two edges e1 and e2 that share a vertex v. The function also ...
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### Modifying Edmonds' Blossom Algorithm

Given a connected road network on an Island without one-way streets, where should I para-shoot in and what route should I take to deliver mail to all houses on the island (being picked up again by ...
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### Solving a “tree-equation”?

Given two trees A and B, each of their nodes except some leaves have a "type" (which also determines the number of children, the node has, having that type). The leaves which don't have a type are ...
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### Reachability in Dynamic Line Graph

Given a directed line graph $G = v_1 \rightarrow v_2 \rightarrow \cdots \rightarrow v_n$, there are two operators, namely $\mathsf{move}(v_i, v_j)$: this operator moves $v_i$ to the position ...
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### Maximal non-reducible vertex cover of a graph

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph (i.e. an undirected simple finite graph). We say that a vertex cover $V'$ of $G$ is non-reducible if any $V''$ with $V''\subsetneq V'$ is not a vertex cover of $G$. We say ...
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### Is there a better than brute-force solution to the shortest simple path problem?

Given as input graph which can possibly contain negative weight cycles, we can still ask for the weight of the shortest simple path between two vertices (i.e., a path that does not visit any vertex ...
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### Add a matching to a Hamiltonian path to reduce the max distance between given pairs of vertices

What is the complexity of the following problem? Input: $H$ a Hamiltonian path in $K_n$ $R \subseteq [n]^2$ a subset of pairs of vertices a positive integer $k$ Query: is there a matching $M$ such ...
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### Finding almost minimum cycle

Given an undirected unweighted graph, the almost minimum cycle is defined as the cycle whose length is greater than that of a minimum cycle by at most one. Itai and Rodeh in a seminal paper in 1978 ...
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### Embedding a graph with specified edge lengths in d-dimensional space

Given any undirected edge-weighted graph (with weights > 0) and some dimension d, is there a way to assign positions in $\mathbb{R}^d$ to those vertices such that all of the edges between them have ...
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### What can i learn about a graph about which only certain properties are known [closed]

1) Suppose we are given the following facts about a graph. What can we conclude/compute beyond these facts? The fact that graph $G(V,E)$ is planar, and thus that it is 4-colorable, The degree of each ...
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### Hardness of Subgraph isomorphism problem for sparse pattern graph

Subgraph isomorphism problem is a well studied problem: given graphs $G$ and $H$, one needs to answer if $H$ contains $G$ as a subgraph. It was proven that this problem requires $|H|^{\theta(|G|)}$ ...
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### Computational Complexity of cycle double cover

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be the set of all finite simple graphs. Let graph $G\in \mathcal{G}$ and $C_G=\left <C_1,...,C_m \right >$ be a sequence of cycles of $G$ for some $m$. For every edge $e$ of $G$...
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### Examples of “Sandpile” TSP Instances

This question is closely related to this MO question. I would like to know, whether any (planar Euclidean) TSP instances are known, that exhibit avalanche effects similar to those ecountered in ...
Consider a digraph $G=(V,A)$ with each arc weighted by either $+1$ or $-1$. A path is called a zero-sum path, if and only if all the arcs in its first half have weight $+1$, and all the arcs in the ...