Subexponential time algorithms for finding small tree and path decompositions

H.L. Bodlaender, J. Nederlof

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The Minimum Size Tree Decomposition (MSTD) and Minimum Size Path Decomposition (MSPD) problems ask for a given n-vertex graph G and integer k, what is the minimum number of bags of a tree decomposition (respectively, path decomposition) of width at most k. The problems are known to be NP-complete for each fixed k¿=¿4. In this paper we present algorithms that solve both problems for fixed k in 2^O(n/ logn) time and show that they cannot be solved in 2^o(n / logn) time, assuming the Exponential Time Hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlgorithms - ESA 2015 (23rd Annual European Symposium, Patras, Greece, September 14-16, 2015)
EditorsN. Bansal, I. Finocchi
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-48349-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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