The perfection and recognition of bull-reducible Berge graphs

Hazel Everett; Celina M.H. de Figueiredo; Sulamita Klein; Bruce Reed

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2010)

  • Volume: 39, Issue: 1, page 145-160
  • ISSN: 0988-3754

Abstract

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The recently announced Strong Perfect Graph Theorem states that the class of perfect graphs coincides with the class of graphs containing no induced odd cycle of length at least 5 or the complement of such a cycle. A graph in this second class is called Berge. A bull is a graph with five vertices x, a, b, c, d and five edges xa, xb, ab, ad, bc. A graph is bull-reducible if no vertex is in two bulls. In this paper we give a simple proof that every bull-reducible Berge graph is perfect. Although this result follows directly from the Strong Perfect Graph Theorem, our proof leads to a recognition algorithm for this new class of perfect graphs whose complexity, O(n6), is much lower than that announced for perfect graphs.

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Everett, Hazel, et al. "The perfection and recognition of bull-reducible Berge graphs." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 39.1 (2010): 145-160. <http://eudml.org/doc/92752>.

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