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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2017.66
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-82120
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Xu, Yao ; Chen, Yong ; Lin, Guohui ; Liu, Tian ; Luo, Taibo ; Zhang, Peng

A (1.4 + epsilon)-Approximation Algorithm for the 2-Max-Duo Problem

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Abstract

The maximum duo-preservation string mapping (Max-Duo) problem is the complement of the well studied minimum common string partition (MCSP) problem, both of which have applications in many fields including text compression and bioinformatics. k-Max-Duo is the restricted version of Max-Duo, where every letter of the alphabet occurs at most k times in each of the strings, which is readily reduced into the well known maximum independent set (MIS) problem on a graph of maximum degree \Delta \le 6(k-1). In particular, 2-Max-Duo can then be approximated arbitrarily close to 1.8 using the state-of-the-art approximation algorithm for the MIS problem. 2-Max-Duo was proved APX-hard and very recently a (1.6 + \epsilon)-approximation was claimed, for any \epsilon > 0. In this paper, we present a vertex-degree reduction technique, based on which, we show that 2-Max-Duo can be approximated arbitrarily close to 1.4.

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@InProceedings{xu_et_al:LIPIcs:2017:8212,
  author =	{Yao Xu and Yong Chen and Guohui Lin and Tian Liu and Taibo Luo and Peng Zhang},
  title =	{{A (1.4 + epsilon)-Approximation Algorithm for the 2-Max-Duo Problem}},
  booktitle =	{28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2017)},
  pages =	{66:1--66:12},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-054-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{92},
  editor =	{Yoshio Okamoto and Takeshi Tokuyama},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/8212},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-82120},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2017.66},
  annote =	{Keywords: Approximation algorithm, duo-preservation string mapping, string partition, independent set}
}

Keywords: Approximation algorithm, duo-preservation string mapping, string partition, independent set
Seminar: 28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2017)
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 04.12.2017


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