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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.50
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-141199
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14119/
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Chekuri, Chandra ; Quanrud, Kent

Isolating Cuts, (Bi-)Submodularity, and Faster Algorithms for Connectivity

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Abstract

Li and Panigrahi [Jason Li and Debmalya Panigrahi, 2020], in recent work, obtained the first deterministic algorithm for the global minimum cut of a weighted undirected graph that runs in time o(mn). They introduced an elegant and powerful technique to find isolating cuts for a terminal set in a graph via a small number of s-t minimum cut computations.
In this paper we generalize their isolating cut approach to the abstract setting of symmetric bisubmodular functions (which also capture symmetric submodular functions). Our generalization to bisubmodularity is motivated by applications to element connectivity and vertex connectivity. Utilizing the general framework and other ideas we obtain significantly faster randomized algorithms for computing global (and subset) connectivity in a number of settings including hypergraphs, element connectivity and vertex connectivity in graphs, and for symmetric submodular functions.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{chekuri_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.50,
  author =	{Chekuri, Chandra and Quanrud, Kent},
  title =	{{Isolating Cuts, (Bi-)Submodularity, and Faster Algorithms for Connectivity}},
  booktitle =	{48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)},
  pages =	{50:1--50:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-195-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{198},
  editor =	{Bansal, Nikhil and Merelli, Emanuela and Worrell, James},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14119},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-141199},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.50},
  annote =	{Keywords: cuts, vertex connectivity, hypergraphs, fast algorithms, submodularity, bisumodularity, lattices, isolating cuts, element connectivity}
}

Keywords: cuts, vertex connectivity, hypergraphs, fast algorithms, submodularity, bisumodularity, lattices, isolating cuts, element connectivity
Collection: 48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 02.07.2021


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