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Special Issue on Selected Papers from the Ninth International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM 2015)
An Improved Algorithm for Parameterized Edge Dominating Set Problem
Ken Iwaide and Hiroshi Nagamochi
Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 23-58, 2016. Regular paper.
Abstract An edge dominating set of a graph G = (V, E) is a subset M ⊆ E of edges such that each edge in E \M is incident to at least one edge in M. In this paper, we consider the parameterized edge dominating set problem which asks us to test whether a given graph has an edge dominating set with size bounded from above by an integer k or not, and we design an O*(2.2351k)-time and polynomial-space algorithm. This is an improvement over the previous best time bound of O*(2.3147k). We also show two corollaries: the parameterized weighted edge dominating set problem can be solved in O*(2.2351k) time and polynomial space; and a minimum edge dominating set of a graph G can be found in O*(1.7957τ) time where τ is the size of a minimum vertex cover of G.
Submitted: March 2015.
Reviewed: July 2015.
Revised: November 2015.
Accepted: November 2015.
Final: January 2016.
Published: February 2016.