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Sparsification of Directed Graphs via Cut Balance

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the problem of designing cut sparsifiers and sketches for directed graphs. To bypass known lower bounds, we allow the sparsifier/sketch to depend on the balance of the input graph, which smoothly interpolates between undirected and directed graphs. We give nearly matching upper and lower bounds for both for-all (cf. Benczúr and Karger, STOC 1996) and for-each (Andoni et al., ITCS 2016) cut sparsifiers/sketches as a function of cut balance, defined the maximum ratio of the cut value in the two directions of a directed graph (Ene et al., STOC 2016). We also show an interesting application of digraph sparsification via cut balance by using it to give a very short proof of a celebrated maximum flow result of Karger and Levine (STOC 2002).

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@InProceedings{cen_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.45,
  author =	{Cen, Ruoxu and Cheng, Yu and Panigrahi, Debmalya and Sun, Kevin},
  title =	{{Sparsification of Directed Graphs via Cut Balance}},
  booktitle =	{48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)},
  pages =	{45:1--45:21},
  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/2021/14114},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-141143},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.45},
  annote =	{Keywords: Graph sparsification, directed graphs, cut sketches, space complexity}
}

Keywords: Graph sparsification, directed graphs, cut sketches, space complexity
Seminar: 48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)
Issue date: 2021
Date of publication: 02.07.2021


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