### Paths through fixed vertices in edge-colored graphs

W. S. Chou, Y. Manoussakis, O. Megalakaki, M. Spyratos, Zs. Tuza (1994)

Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines

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We study the problem of finding an alternating path having given endpoints and passing through a given set of vertices in edge-colored graphs (a path is alternating if any two consecutive edges are in different colors). In particular, we show that this problem in NP-complete for 2-edge-colored graphs. Then we give a polynomial characterization when we restrict ourselves to 2-edge-colored complete graphs. We also investigate on (s,t)-paths through fixed vertices, i.e. paths of length...