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Number of simple paths between two vertices in a DAG

Let $G = (N, A)$ be a connected acyclic digraph (DAG). Furthermore, let $s \in N$ and $t \in N$ be two vertices on this graph, such that $t$ is reachable from $s$. My problem is: how many simple $s-t$...
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Graph classes for which the diameter can be computed in linear time

Recall the diameter of a graph $G$ is the length of a longest shortest path in $G$. Given a graph, an obvious algorithm for computing $\text{diam}(G)$ solves the all-pairs shortest path problem (APSP) ...
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Minimum Union-Sum Cost Path

I have a minimum cost path selection problem that is different from the usual shortest path in that each type of cost is accounted only once in the total cost of the path if multiple edges on the path ...
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Bellman-Ford with Non-edge-decomposable Path Weights

Consider a directed graph $G(V,E)$ with non-negative edge weights. Also, let us define the weight of a path as non-edge-decomposable, that is, the weight of a path cannot be written as the sum of a ...
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When is extra vertex required in arbitrage detection using Bellman Ford?

I am studying applications of shortest path, in particular arbitrage. Specifically, I was reading these two resources: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2282427/interesting-problem-currency-...
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Finding Cheapest n-Path [closed]

Given a weighted directed acyclic graph, how can I find the cheapest path from an Origin Vertex to a Destination Vertex which ...
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Combinatorics of Bellman-Ford or how to make cyclic graphs acyclic?

Roughly speaking, my question is: How costly is to make a cyclic graph acyclic while preserving all simple $s$-$t$ paths? Let $K_n$ be a complete undirected graph on vertices $\{0,1,\ldots,n+1\}$. (...
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Finding shortest path while maximizing the number of overlapping edges

The shortest path problem between 2 arbitrary nodes is one that has been covered extensively and the solution is well-known. Consider the edge costs to be arbitrary. Consider the following variant: ...
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What exactly is Lawler's modification to Yen's algorithm and how does it work?

I recently read about Yen's algorithm, I understand the algorithm and it seems correct, however Wikipedia mentions that there exists "Lawler's modification" to the algorithm, which is described as ...
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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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How to solve the Shortest Hamiltonian Path problem on Sparse Graphs?

Problem: Given a positive-weighted undirected graph, find the shortest path (in terms of total sum of edges) that visits each node exactly once. For a subset $S$ of nodes and a node $i\in S$, let $D[...
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multi-agent pickup and delivery algorithm and conflict resolution

I am looking for a pathfinding algorithm handling the following issues: multiple agents the computed paths for agents may not lead to collisions or deadlocks in space-time a stream of activities ...
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Multiple source shortest path with one reversal [closed]

Lets say we have a directed graph G, with vertices V, that have lengths l. I need to find the shortest path between every ordered pair of vertices in the graph, with the following constraint: In a ...
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Anyone recognize this as a special type of multi-commodity flow problem?

Consider this problem: $$ \begin{align} \min_{y,z,l \geq 0} \quad & g(y,z,l) := \sum_{(i,j)\in E} \sum_p (-w_{ijp}) y_{ijp} & \\ \textrm{s.t.} \quad & \left( \sum_{(i,j)\in E} y_{ijp} + ...
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What is the proof that visibility graphs can be used to compute the shortest path?

I am trying to understand what the proof is that constructing a visibility graph and searching on can give you the shortest path between two points, avoiding a set of convex polygons. I am trying ...
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Shortest distance problem with length as functions of time

Motivation The other day, I was travelling around the city with public transport and I made up an interesting graph problem modelling the problem of finding the shortest-time connection between two ...
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K-fold Traveling salesman problem - A variant of TSP

Consider a weighted graph $K_n$ and where the weights between vertices $i,j$ is $w_{ij}$. Consider a path, $\sigma$, passing through each vertex only once. Here $\sigma_i$ is the vertex in the $(i\%n)^...
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Are there any heuristics that works solely on graphs?

I'm exploring heuristics in A* and apparently all heuristics require coordinates of all the locations to calculate a h-cost. This is fine if you are working on grids, but what if you need to work ...
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Path finding on graph with state dependent edge costs

I'm looking for a version of path planning that is able to find paths in a graph where edge costs depend on the state of the moving entity. In such cases, it is required to also consider trade-offs, i....
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Ref question: K-nearest neighbours in a graph

Given an undirected graph $G$ with $n$ vertices, $m$ edges, and positive weights on the edges, I am interested in the problem of computing for each vertex the $k$ distinct vertices in $G$ that are ...
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Constant Width Max Sum Product Multi-objective Shortest path problem

This question is a follow-up on the question I asked three days ago here. For convenience I restate it here. I am given a graph. Each edge is labelled by a vector of numbers, called weights. They ...
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Max Sum Product Multi-objective Shortest path problem

Is anything known about the following problem: I am given a graph. Each edge is labelled by a vector of numbers, called weights. They are numbers between 0 and 1. A path is first assigned a vector, ...
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Cooperative Pathfinding to minimize global costs

There are some algorithms and methods around, that allow cooperative pathfinding. Unfortunately they all seem to aim at avoiding collisions or conflicts between entities. I'm looking for an algorithm ...
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Why is label pruning possible with hub labeling?

Hub labeling (HL) computes superlabels using the vertices visited by the forward and reverse Contraction Hierarchies (CH) search. Those labels are then pruned (see HL, sec. 4.2) to generate strict ...
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Shortest non-crossing geometric paths

I have a plane graph $G$ and a set of $k$ vertex pairs $\{s_1,t_1\}, \dots, \{s_k, t_k\}$. The goal is to find $k$ non-crossing paths connecting the pairs of terminals $s_i$ with $t_i$ in the graph so ...
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Assigning edge weights under shortest path constraints

We are given a graph $G = (V,E)$ and we need to find an assignment of non-negative edge weights (You must give every edge a non-negative weight). We are also given a set $R\subseteq V$ and mapping $c_{...
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In a shortest path between two nodes, find if a certain node is unique

So my exact problem is, I have to find if there is any node which is unique in a shortest path. For example, in a square, any node is in the shortest path between any two adjacent nodes,but it is not ...
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Finding the two shortest paths while minimizing the number of nearby/common edges

The shortest path problem between 2 arbitrary nodes is one that has been covered extensively and the solution is well-known. Consider the edge costs to be arbitrary. Consider the following variant: ...
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Dynamic shortest path data structure for DAG

Let $G$ be a dynamic DAG (directed acyclic graph) where new vertices and new edges can be inserted. I am looking for an efficient data structure/algorithm to maintain the shortest path from a fixed ...
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Efficiently computing propagation values for only a few positions in a grid

Consider a matrix filled with some nodes containing positive integers ("starts"), some nodes marked as a wall, and the rest of the nodes given a value of infinity. The propogation rule is simple: For ...
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Highway dimension

I'm interested in understanding some recent theoretical results on pathfinding. Specifically this paper: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=201061 I understand from the paper ...
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Lower bounds on single-source shortest paths in directed graphs

Are there any non-trivial lower bounds on the complexity of single-source shortest paths (SSSP) in a directed graph, where all edges have non-negative edge weights? Can we rule out the possibility of ...
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Shortest path hitting a given vertex

I believe this problem to be NP-Complete, but I'm unable to find any references on possible reductions. Given a weighted graph (either undirected or directed, I cannot find results for either but am ...
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Identifying useless edges for shortest path

Consider a graph $G$ (the problem makes sense both for directed and undirected graphs). Call $M_G$ the matrix of distances of $G$: $M_G[i, j]$ is the shortest path distance from vertex $i$ to vertex $...
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Distance oracles in trees

Given an unweighted tree $T=(V,E)$ what is the minimum number of distance oracles that allow to detect the position in the graph of every node $v$? A distance oracle is "special node" $u$ of the ...
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For which values of $k$ is minimum length undirected $k$-disjoint-paths in $\mathcal{P}$?

In a related question, Saeed and Super8 have mentioned the Robertson-Seymour theory which enables us to find $k$ disjoint paths between pairs of vertices $\{s_i,t_i\}_{i=1}^k$ in poly time for fixed $...
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Run Dijkstra's algorithm twice to detect negative-weight cycles?

Dijkstra's algo (for finding single-source shortest path) assumes that once a vertex has been chosen for expansion (aka exploration), its shortest path has been found. This can only be true if there ...
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Shortest distance/path between two households

If you wanted to know the shortest distance/path between two household addresses, which data structure(s) would you use to return the answer efficiently? Say you are considering the set of all ...
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Subgraph containing all nodes and edges that are part of length-limited simple s-t paths in an undirected graph

Quite similar to my previously posted question. This time however, the graph is undirected. Given An undirected graph $G$ with no multiple-edges or loops, A source vertex $s$, A target vertex $t$, ...
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Multi-Agent Pathfinding

Quoting from Wang and Botea 2011: An instance is characterized by a graph representation of a map, and a non-empty collection of mobile units $U$. Units are homogeneous in speed and size. Each unit ...
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Self-avoiding walk in Graph [closed]

Short question: How many self-avoiding-filling-polygons are there in a grid-graph of $n×n$? Long question: Edit: This question is not about p = np. I am searching for a way to calculate the numbers ...
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Minimum offset while measuring TSP paths

I have Euclidean graph: each vertex is a point on the 2D plane, so the weight of each edge is the Euclidean distance between the vertices. I am trying to solve TSP with brute algorithm, and I want to ...
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What's wrong with my linear programming formulation of longest path? [closed]

I have a directed graph which has cycles. Each edge has a positive weight. Now given two vertices $u$ and $v$, I want to find the longest simple path from $u$ to $v$. Simple means the path has no ...
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Shortest simple path with minimum edge cost minus node reward

I have a directed graph which has cycles. Each edge has a nonnegative weight and each vertex has a nonnegative reward. Given two vertices s and t, I need to find a simple path (a path with no ...
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Path finding algorithm to maximise points of interest along the route

I am trying to write an algorithm to find a path (not the shortest one) between a given start and end point. An user will enter the start location, the end location and the available time to travel. ...
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Shortest paths perturbation

I have a graph $G=(V,E)$, with positive weights $w_e, e\in E$ on the edges, and I would like to randomly perturb the weights of the edges so that for each pair of distinct vertices $(u,v)$ such that ...
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directed or bidirected in relation to mssp (Multiple source shortest path)

Firstly I wanted to ask. If I have a undirected graph and split all the edges into two directed edges is it still called directed or does it become bi-directed? this is a picture of what I mean The ...
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Finding the shortest path in the presence of negative cycles

Given a directed cyclic graph where the weight of each edge may be negative the concept of a "shortest path" only makes sense if there are no negative cycles, and in that case you can apply the ...
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Breadth first search and Eppstein K shortest paths algorithm

I'm trying to understand the algorithm for finding K shortest paths in a graph described by Eppstein in this paper: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/pubs/Epp-SJC-98.pdf I have trouble particularly ...
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Dynamic all-pairs shortest paths - O(1) query

I'm trying to come up with an algorithm to solve all-pairs shortest paths (APSP) problem in dynamic directed planar graph with nonnegative real weights. Additionally: My primary focus is to achieve ...