2009-07-01

# I/O-Efficient Algorithms for Graphs of Bounded Treewidth

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*Algorithmica , Volume 54 - Issue 3 p. 413- 469*

We present an algorithm that takes ON I/Os (sort(N)=Θ((N/(DB)) log∈ M/B (N/B)) is the number of I/Os it takes to sort N data items) to compute a tree decomposition of width at most k, for any graph G of treewidth at most k and size N, where k is a constant. Given such a tree decomposition, we use a dynamic programming framework to solve a wide variety of problems on G in ON DB I/Os, including the single-source shortest path problem and a number of problems that are NP-hard on general graphs. The tree decomposition can also be used to obtain an optimal separator decomposition of G. We use such a decomposition to perform depth-first search in G in ON DB I/Os. As important tools that are used in the tree decomposition algorithm, we introduce flippable DAGs and present an algorithm that computes a perfect elimination ordering of a k-tree in ON. The second contribution of our paper, which is of independent interest, is a general and simple framework for obtaining I/O-efficient algorithms for a number of graph problems that can be solved using greedy algorithms in internal memory. We apply this framework in order to obtain an improved algorithm for finding a maximal matching and the first deterministic I/O-efficient algorithm for finding a maximal independent set of an arbitrary graph. Both algorithms take O. The maximal matching algorithm is used in the tree decomposition algorithm.

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Keywords | Algorithms, Bounded treewidth, External memory algorithms, Graph algorithms |

Persistent URL | dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00453-007-9131-5 |

Journal | Algorithmica |

Citation |
Maheshwari, A, & Zeh, N. (Norbert). (2009). I/O-Efficient Algorithms for Graphs of Bounded Treewidth.
Algorithmica, 54(3), 413–469. doi:10.1007/s00453-007-9131-5 |