Volume 44, Number 1, January-March 2010
|27 - 42
|08 February 2010
Perfectly matchable subgraph problem on a bipartite graph
Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Glushkova pr. 40, MSP,
252650 Kyiv, Ukraine; Femail@example.com
We consider the maximum weight perfectly matchable subgraph problem on a bipartite graph G=(UV,E) with respect to given nonnegative weights of its edges. We show that G has a perfect matching if and only if some vector indexed by the nodes in UV is a base of an extended polymatroid associated with a submodular function defined on the subsets of UV. The dual problem of the separation problem for the extended polymatroid is transformed to the special maximum flow problem on G. In this paper, we give a linear programming formulation for the maximum weight perfectly matchable subgraph problem and propose an O(n3) algorithm to solve it.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C70 / 05C85
Key words: Bipartite graph / extended polymatroid / perfect matching / perfectly matchable subgraph
© EDP Sciences, ROADEF, SMAI, 2010
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