Optimality Program in Segment and String Graphs

Edouard Bonnet , Paweł Rzążewski

Abstract

Planar graphs are known to allow subexponential algorithms running in time 2O(n√) or 2O(n√logn) for most of the paradigmatic problems, while the brute-force time 2Θ(n) is very likely to be asymptotically best on general graphs. Intrigued by an algorithm packing curves in 2O(n2/3logn) by Fox and Pach (SODA’11), we investigate which problems have subexponential algorithms on the intersection graphs of curves (string graphs) or segments (segment intersection graphs) and which problems have no such algorithms under the Exponential Time Hypothesis (ETH). Among our results, we show that, quite surprisingly, 3-Coloring can also be solved in time 2O(n2/3logO(1)n) on string graphs while an algorithm running in time 2o(n) for 4-Coloring even on axis-parallel segments (of unbounded length) would disprove the ETH. For 4-Coloring of unit segments, we show a weaker lower bound, excluding a 2o(n2/3) algorithm (under the ETH). The construction exploits the celebrated Erdős–Szekeres theorem. The subexponential running time also carries over to Min Feedback Vertex Set, but not to Min Dominating Set and Min Independent Dominating Set.
Author Edouard Bonnet - [Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon]
Edouard Bonnet,,
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, Paweł Rzążewski (FMIS / DIPS)
Paweł Rzążewski,,
- Department of Information Processing Systems
Journal seriesAlgorithmica, ISSN 0178-4617, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol81
No7
Pages3047-3073
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishString graphs; Segment graphs; Subexponential algorithms; ETH
ASJC Classification2604 Applied Mathematics; 1706 Computer Science Applications; 1700 General Computer Science
DOIDOI:10.1007/s00453-019-00568-7
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00453-019-00568-7
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 17-06-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.338; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.667 (2) - 2017=0.843 (5)
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