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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 154, 37th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2020)

The Longest Common Increasing Subsequence problem (LCIS) is a natural variant of the celebrated Longest Common Subsequence (LCS) problem. For LCIS, as well as for LCS, there is an ?(n²)-time algorithm and a SETH-based conditional lower bound of ?(n^{2-ε}). For LCS, there is also the Masek-Paterson ?(n²/log n)-time algorithm, which does not seem to adapt to LCIS in any obvious way. Hence, a natural question arises: does any (slightly) sub-quadratic algorithm exist for the Longest Common Increasing Subsequence problem? We answer this question positively, presenting a ?(n²/log^a n)-time algorithm for a = 1/6-o(1). The algorithm is not based on memorizing small chunks of data (often used for logarithmic speedups, including the "Four Russians Trick" in LCS), but rather utilizes a new technique, bounding the number of significant symbol matches between the two sequences.

Lech Duraj. A Sub-Quadratic Algorithm for the Longest Common Increasing Subsequence Problem. In 37th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2020). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 154, pp. 41:1-41:18, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)

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@InProceedings{duraj:LIPIcs.STACS.2020.41, author = {Duraj, Lech}, title = {{A Sub-Quadratic Algorithm for the Longest Common Increasing Subsequence Problem}}, booktitle = {37th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2020)}, pages = {41:1--41:18}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-140-5}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2020}, volume = {154}, editor = {Paul, Christophe and Bl\"{a}ser, Markus}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops-dev.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2020.41}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-119020}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2020.41}, annote = {Keywords: longest common increasing subsequence, log-shaving, matching pairs} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 107, 45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018)

For a hypergraph H, let q(H) denote the expected number of monochromatic edges when the color of each vertex in H is sampled uniformly at random from the set of size 2. Let s_{min}(H) denote the minimum size of an edge in H. Erdös asked in 1963 whether there exists an unbounded function g(k) such that any hypergraph H with s_{min}(H) >=slant k and q(H) <=slant g(k) is two colorable. Beck in 1978 answered this question in the affirmative for a function g(k) = Theta(log^* k). We improve this result by showing that, for an absolute constant delta>0, a version of random greedy coloring procedure is likely to find a proper two coloring for any hypergraph H with s_{min}(H) >=slant k and q(H) <=slant delta * log k.

Lech Duraj, Grzegorz Gutowski, and Jakub Kozik. A Note on Two-Colorability of Nonuniform Hypergraphs. In 45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 107, pp. 46:1-46:13, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)

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@InProceedings{duraj_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.46, author = {Duraj, Lech and Gutowski, Grzegorz and Kozik, Jakub}, title = {{A Note on Two-Colorability of Nonuniform Hypergraphs}}, booktitle = {45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018)}, pages = {46:1--46:13}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-076-7}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2018}, volume = {107}, editor = {Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis and Kaklamanis, Christos and Marx, D\'{a}niel and Sannella, Donald}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops-dev.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.46}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-90505}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.46}, annote = {Keywords: Property B, Nonuniform Hypergraphs, Hypergraph Coloring, Random Greedy Coloring} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 89, 12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017)

We consider the canonical generalization of the well-studied Longest Increasing Subsequence problem to multiple sequences, called k-LCIS: Given k integer sequences X_1,...,X_k of length at most n, the task is to determine the length of the longest common subsequence of X_1,...,X_k that is also strictly increasing. Especially for the case of k=2 (called LCIS for short), several algorithms have been proposed that require quadratic time in the worst case.
Assuming the Strong Exponential Time Hypothesis (SETH), we prove a tight lower bound, specifically, that no algorithm solves LCIS in (strongly) subquadratic time. Interestingly, the proof makes no use of normalization tricks common to hardness proofs for similar problems such as LCS. We further strengthen this lower bound to rule out O((nL)^{1-epsilon}) time algorithms for LCIS, where L denotes the solution size, and to rule out O(n^{k-epsilon}) time algorithms for k-LCIS. We obtain the same conditional lower bounds for the related Longest Common Weakly Increasing Subsequence problem.

Lech Duraj, Marvin Künnemann, and Adam Polak. Tight Conditional Lower Bounds for Longest Common Increasing Subsequence. In 12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 89, pp. 15:1-15:13, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)

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@InProceedings{duraj_et_al:LIPIcs.IPEC.2017.15, author = {Duraj, Lech and K\"{u}nnemann, Marvin and Polak, Adam}, title = {{Tight Conditional Lower Bounds for Longest Common Increasing Subsequence}}, booktitle = {12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017)}, pages = {15:1--15:13}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-051-4}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2018}, volume = {89}, editor = {Lokshtanov, Daniel and Nishimura, Naomi}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops-dev.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2017.15}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-85706}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2017.15}, annote = {Keywords: fine-grained complexity, combinatorial pattern matching, sequence alignments, parameterized complexity, SETH} }

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