Trimmed moebius inversion and graphs of bounded degree

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Abstract

We study ways to expedite Yates's algorithm for computing the zeta and Moebius transforms of a function defined on the subset lattice. We develop a trimmed variant of Moebius inversion that proceeds point by point, finishing the calculation at a subset before considering its supersets. For an n-element universe U and a family F of its subsets, trimmed Moebius inversion allows us to compute the number of parkings, coverings, and partitions of U with k sets from F in time within a polynomial factor (in n) of the number of supersets of the members of F. Relying on an intersection theorem of Chung et al. (1986) to bound the sizes of set families, we apply these ideas to well-studied combinatorial optimisation problems on graphs of maximum degree A. In particular, we show how to compute the Domatic Number in time within a polynomial factor of (2(Delta+1) - 2)(n/(Delta+1)) and the Chromatic Number in time within a polynomial factor of (2(Delta+1) - Delta - 1)(n/(Delta+1)) For any constant A, these bounds are 0 ((2 - epsilon)(n)) for epsilon > 0 independent of the number of vertices n.

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  • Computer Science
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTACS 2008: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science
PublisherLABRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique
Pages85-96
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2008) - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2008 Feb 212008 Feb 23

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Conference25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2008)
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period2008/02/212008/02/23