Cao, Yixin ;
Marx, Dániel
Chordal Editing is FixedParameter Tractable
Abstract
Graph modification problems are typically asked as follows: is there a set of k operations that transforms a given graph to have a certain property. The most commonly considered operations include vertex deletion, edge deletion, and edge addition; for the same property, one can define significantly different versions by allowing different operations. We study a very general graph modification problem which allows all three types of operations: given a graph G and integers k_1, k_2, and k_3, the CHORDAL EDITING problem asks if G can be transformed into a chordal graph by at most k_1 vertex deletions, k_2 edge deletions, and k_3 edge additions. Clearly, this problem generalizes both CHORDAL VERTEX/EDGE DELETION and CHORDAL COMPLETION (also known as MINIMUM FILLIN). Our main result is an algorithm for CHORDAL EDITING in time 2^O(k.log(k))·n^O(1), where k:=k_1+k_2+k_3; therefore, the problem is fixedparameter tractable parameterized by the total number of allowed operations. Our algorithm is both more efficient and conceptually simpler than the previously known algorithm for the special case CHORDAL DELETION.
BibTeX  Entry
@InProceedings{cao_et_al:LIPIcs:2014:4459,
author = {Yixin Cao and D{\'a}niel Marx},
title = {{Chordal Editing is FixedParameter Tractable}},
booktitle = {31st International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2014)},
pages = {214225},
series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
ISBN = {9783939897651},
ISSN = {18688969},
year = {2014},
volume = {25},
editor = {Ernst W. Mayr and Natacha Portier},
publisher = {Schloss DagstuhlLeibnizZentrum fuer Informatik},
address = {Dagstuhl, Germany},
URL = {http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4459},
URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030drops44591},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2014.214},
annote = {Keywords: chordal graph, parameterized computation, graph modification problems, chordal deletion, chordal completion, clique tree decomposition, holes, simplic}
}
2014
Keywords: 

chordal graph, parameterized computation, graph modification problems, chordal deletion, chordal completion, clique tree decomposition, holes, simplic 
Seminar: 

31st International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2014)

Issue date: 

2014 
Date of publication: 

2014 