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Graph editing to a given degree sequence.

Golovach, P.A. and Mertzios, G.B. (2017) 'Graph editing to a given degree sequence.', Theoretical computer science., 665 . pp. 1-12.


We investigate the parameterized complexity of the graph editing problem called Editing to a Graph with a Given Degree Sequence where the aim is to obtain a graph with a given degree sequence σ by at most k vertex deletions, edge deletions and edge additions. We show that the problem is W[1]-hard when parameterized by k for any combination of the allowed editing operations. From the positive side, we show that the problem can be solved in time 2O(k(Δ⁎+k)2)n2log⁡n for n -vertex graphs, where Δ⁎=max⁡σ, i.e., the problem is FPT when parameterized by k+Δ⁎. We also show that Editing to a Graph with a Given Degree Sequence has a polynomial kernel when parameterized by k+Δ⁎ if only edge additions are allowed, and there is no polynomial kernel unless NP⊆co-NP/poly for all other combinations of the allowed editing operations.

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Date accepted:04 December 2016
Date deposited:05 December 2016
Date of first online publication:23 December 2016
Date first made open access:23 December 2017

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