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How to write a simulation to monte-carlo estimate the "probability that such a random coloring on $G$ is successful"

Let $G$ be an undirected $6 \times 6$ lattice graph. The $36$ vertices of $G$ are each randomly colored with one of $5$ colors with equal probability. Such a coloring is called "successful"...
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Upper Bound for distance-two chromatic number in terms of maximum degree

Let us consider simple,finite, undirected graphs. A distance-two colouring of a graph $G$ is a fuction $f:V(G)\to\{1,2,\dots\}$ such that $f(u)\neq f(v)$ whenever $dist_G(u,v)\leq 2$. A distance-two ...
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Graph associated to a mathematical statement (for the purpose of zero-knowledge proofs)

I'll preface this question by saying I have very little (zero!) knowledge of theoretical computer science, and this post is a genuine attempt to understand something, even if at an intuitive level, ...
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When should one start looking at existing results in theoretical CS?

I'm currently a PhD student in theoretical computer science. I've been working on this problem daily for almost a month that has been well studied and was assigned to me by my advisor. The problem is ...
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Is every 4-colourful Eulerian Orientation of a planar 4-regular graph good?

Let $G$ be a simple undirected plane 4-regular graph. Basic definitions are given at the bottom of this question. An Eulerian orientation of $G$ is good if for each vertex $v$ of $G$, the edges around ...
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Does abundance of max cliques make it easy to solve COLORABILITY?

Let $q\geq 3$. We know that $q$-COLORABILITY is an NP-complete problem. Suppose that $G$ is a graph such that each vertex of $G$ is part of a $q$-clique (i.e. $K_q$). Since we may assume that $G$ does ...
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Listing colourful Eulerian orientations in poly. time

An orientation $\overrightarrow{G}$ of an undirected graph $G$ is a directed graph obtained by assigning some direction on every edge of $G$. An orientation $\overrightarrow{G}$ is said to be an ...
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Graph classes where giving a q-clique edge cover makes testing for q-colouring easy

A $q$-clique of a graph is a complete subgraph on $q$ vertices. A $q$-clique edge cover of $G$ is a set of subgraphs of $G$ such that each subgraph is a $q$-clique and each edge of G is contained in ...
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Coloring intersection graph of squares

It is known that the coloring intersection graph of axis-parallel rectangles is NP-Hard. What about squares and more specific case "unit squares"? Thanks.
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Is the difference between the acyclic chromatic number and the star chromatic number unbounded?

Is $\chi_s(G)-\chi_a(G)$ unbounded in general graphs? I thought $\chi_s(G)-\chi_a(G)$, the difference between the star chromatic number and the acyclic chromatic number, is unbounded for general ...
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Has this notion of connectivity in edge-colored graphs been studied?

Consider a simple graph $G$ where each edge is either red or blue. I'm interested in the following notion of connectivity: Two vertices $u$ and $v$ are said to be connected if there is a path ...
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Complexity of counting 3-colourings of planar bounded degree graphs

The following are known: It is #P-complete to count the number of 3-colourings of a planar graph (with respect to randomized reductions) [1]. For all $d\geq 3$, it is #P-complete to count the number ...
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Complexity of relaxed edge colouring

A (proper) $k$-edge colouring of a graph $G(V,E)$ is a function $f:E\to\{1,2,\dots,k\}$ such that adjacent vertices are mapped to different colours; that is, $f(e)\neq f(e')$ if $e$ and $e'$ are ...
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Weak incidence colouring

Let $G(V,E)$ be a simple undirected graph, let $k\in \mathbb{N}$, and let $I(G)=\{(v,e)\ :\ e\in E, v\in e \}$ (here, $v\in e$ means $v$ is incident on $e$). A $k$-incidence colouring of $G$ is a ...
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ETH based lower bound for $k$-COLORING of bounded degree graph

It is known that there is no $2^{o(n)}$-time algorithm for 3-COLORABILITY of graphs of maximum degree four, unless ETH fails [1]. Is a there a similar result for $k$-COLORABILITY assuming only ETH (...
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Graph labelling where vertices with a common neighbour get different labels

Is the following notion of graph labeling (let me call it special labeling) ever studied in the literature? A special labelling of a (simple undirected) graph $G$ is a function $f:V(G)\to\mathbb{N}$ ...
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Name of this graph partitioning problem? (related to coloring)

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ and an integer $k$, find a partition $P_1, P_2, \dots, P_k$ of $V$ into $k$ parts that minimize the total number of edges between two vertices in the same part, i.e. $\sum_i |(...
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Is 4-Coloring restricted to graphs with crossing number 1 NP-complete?

Planar graphs are 4-colorable. Determining if a planar graph is 3-colorable is NP-Complete. A graph with a crossing number 1 (graph such that it can be drawn with $\le 1$ crossing) is 5-colorable. ...
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How many more colours do you need if you add to $G$ a maximum matching from $G^c$?

The title says it all. Let $G$ be a (simple undirected finite) graph, and let $G^c$ be the complement of $G$ (i.e. contains edges not in $G$ and no more). Let $M$ be a perfect matching in $G^c$. How ...
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Coloring where all colors are present in closed neighborhood of every vertex

I am interested in (proper) vertex colorings of graphs with the following condition: for every vertex $v$ in the graph, all colors should be present in the closed neighborhood of $v$. Is this studied ...
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A conjecture on 4-coloring maximal planar graphs

The question/task is to prove/disprove the conjecture below. Let $G$ be a maximal planar graph with a 4-coloring $f$. Let $(a,b,c,d)$ be a cycle in $G$. Let $S$ be the collection of all $a,c$-paths in ...
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Complexity of Edge Coloring Regular Graphs With Large Degrees

There is an interesting series of papers on edge colorability / $1$-factorization of regular graphs with large degrees, which over the years have shown better and better lower bounds for the degree $\...
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Computing chromatic number of subcubic graphs

According to graphclasses.org, the chromatic number of a subcubic graph can be computed in linear time (because the decision problem COLORABILITY can be solved in linear time). The reference given the ...
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Uniquely 4-colorable Planar Graph Conjecture?

My question is on Uniquely 4-colorable Planar Graph Conjecture mentioned in On purely tree-colorable planar graphs (and other papers of same(?) team such as "Theory on Structure and Coloring of ...
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3-colourability of Eulerian maximal planar graph

The following paragraph is from this answer by David Eppstein (emphasis mine). A maximal planar graph is 3-colorable iff it is Eulerian (if it is not Eulerian, then the odd wheel surrounding a single ...
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Who proved that a triangulation is 3-colourable implies its dual is bipartite

Let $G$ be a maximal planar graph (also called a triangulation); i.e, $G$ is a planar graph every face of which is a triangle. It is well known that the following three statements are equivalent: (i) $...
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Is there a planar 4-regular graph that is 3-acyclic colourable?

A colouring is said to be an acyclic colouring if there is no bicoloured cycle (i.e each cycle gets at least 3 colours). Burstein proved that 4-regular graphs are 5-acyclic colourable. It seems to me ...
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Producing colouring of maximal planar graphs G from colouring of dual of G

A (simple) graph is said to be maximal planar if it is planar and adding one more edge loses planarity. In other words, the graph is planar and every face is a triangle. Tait gave a one-one ...
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Hardness of vertex colouring on hypergraphs with $O(\log n)$ edges

I'm interested to know whether there has been any work done on the problem in the title. For the problem to be meaningful, we would naturally need that the hyperedges must have large ($\omega(1)$) ...
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On the coloring number of small graphs with small cliques

Given a parameter $k$, and a graph $G$ with $O(k^2)$ vertices that has a maximum clique with $\le k$ vertices, I want to investigate the maximum number of colors $C(k)$ needed to properly color $G$, i....
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K-Uniform Hypergraph Strong Coloring [closed]

I want to ask if strong coloring of a k-uniform hypergraph using only k colors is NP-Hard or NP-Complete? If you can add a reference this will be helpful.
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Does distance-2 coloring fit in Telle and Proskurowski 's algorithm for partial-k trees?

This question is on "Vertex Partitioning Problems" framework of Telle and Proskurowski. For solving problems in parital $k$-trees (i.e., graphs of bounded treewidth), the "Vertex ...
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Complexity of graph isomorphism with properly colored edges (ref. request)

An edge-colored graph $G$ is a graph whose edges are labeled with a color (generally represented by an integer). Such a coloring is proper if all adjacent edges in $G$ have different colors. I ...
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Computing the edge orbits of a graph (and discussing definitions)

A (vertex) automorphism in a graph $G=(V,E)$ is a permutation $\sigma$ of the vertices that preserves adjacency, namely $\sigma(u) \sigma(v) \in E$ if and only if $uv \in E$. The automorphisms of a ...
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conversion to DAG

Can we reverse directions instead?
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3-coloring planar graphs in $O\left(3^{n^.5}\right)$?

I was wondering if the task of searching for planar 3-colorings is known to be of complexity $O\left(c^{\sqrt{n}}\right)$ or lower? This feels like it would be an intuitive consequence based from ...
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Directed Acyclic Graph partition into minimum subgraphs with a constraint

I have this problem, not sure there is a name for it, wherein a Directed Acyclic Graph has different colored nodes. The idea is to partition it into minimum number of subgraphs with the following 2 ...
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Which computational framework lies behind the Chinese “Social Credit System”?

BACKGROUND The Social Credit System is a data-driven reputation system which draws on several sources to label various entities, namely businesses and individual citizens, with a trustworthiness ...
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"Planar graph coloring is not self-reducible" is this about all $p$-relations encoding that problem?

I have a question about the paper "Planar graph coloring is not self-reducible" by Samir Khuller and Vijay Vazirani. The final theorem in that paper states that "Planar Graph k-coloring is not self ...
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On planar $4$ regular graphs

It is $NP$-hard to decide if a $4$-regular planar graph can be $3$-colored. Is an exact algorithm possible that under uniform distribution is in average polynomial time?
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Difficulty of graph coloring and independent set?

Given a graph on $n$ vertices it is strongly $NP$-complete to decide it is $3$-colorable while it is easy to decide it is $n$-colorable. Is there a parsimonious reduction from SUBSET-SUM to GRAPH-3-...
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Color shifting in a bipartite graph

Assume that we have a directed bipartite graph $G = \langle L\dot\cup R, E\rangle $. Where $E$ contains directed edges only from $L$ to $R$, that is, $E\subseteq L\times R$. Assume further that the ...
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Heuristics for exact #3COLORING close to the 3-colorability threshold

What are some fast heuristics for exactly counting 3-colorings of graphs close to or at the 3-colorability threshold? Is there literature on the average-case performance for any of these methods?
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2-hop distributed coloring in the CONGEST model

Consider a graph $G=(V,E)$ and let $d(u,v)$ denote the distance between $u$ and $v$ in $G$. A 2-hop coloring is a mapping $c:V\to{1,\ldots, C}$ ($C$ is the number of colors) such that $d(u,v)\le 2 \...
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Is 3-coloring bounded degree graphs subexponential: $O(\exp{(\sqrt{n}\log^2{n})})$? [closed]

We got an argument that 3-coloring bounded degree graphs is subexponential with complexity $O(\exp{(\sqrt{n}\log^2{n})})$. The treewidth of a planar graphs on $n$ vertices is $O(\sqrt{n})$ and 3-...
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How good of an approximate 2-coloring can you get of the halved cube graph?

We say that a 2-coloring $col : V_G \rightarrow \{0, 1\}$ of a graph $G$ is $\epsilon$-approximate if $Pr_{(w, v) \in E_G}(col(w) \neq col(v)) \geq \epsilon$. For every $n$, what is the maximum $\...
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3-coloring graph zero-knowledge proof [closed]

I was researching about zero-knowledge proofs and in this link http://web.mit.edu/~ezyang/Public/graph/svg.html I've seen the exercise question: Currently, you can only select adjacent pairs of nodes ...
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Path-width and chromatic number

How would I prove that the chromatic number of a graph $G$ is smaller than or equal to the path-width of $G$ + 1? or $\chi(G) \leq pw(G) + 1$
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Describe the condition of "non-adjacent 3-cycles" in terms of the cubic adjacency matrix

Oleg Borodin and André Raspaud "A sufficient condition for planar graphs to be 3-colorable" Journal of Combinatorial Theory B88, 2003, 17–27 state the following conjecture: Conjecture 1.2: ...
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Hard problems for bounded vertex cover

We know that list coloring problem is W[1]-hard when parameterized by vertex cover. Are there any other problems which are also W[1]-hard parameterized by vertex cover?
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