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Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms$
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Rolf Niedermeier

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566076

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.001.0001

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VERTEX COVER—AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE

VERTEX COVER—AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE

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(p.31) 4 VERTEX COVER—AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE
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Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms
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Rolf Niedermeier

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.003.0004

This chapter illustrates many facets of fixed-parameter algorithmics using the graph problem, Vertex Cover. These include problem parameterization, aspects of special and more general problem formulations, topics concerning counting and enumeration, lower bound questions, and also practical aspects. Finally, the use of ‘Vertex Cover structure’ for other problems is considered.

Keywords:   parameterization, counting, enumeration, Vertex Cover structure

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