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2007

ACM

2007

ACM

In the MINIMUM BOUNDED DEGREE SPANNING TREE problem, we are given an undirected graph with a degree upper bound Bv on each vertex v, and the task is to find a spanning tree of minimum cost which satisfies all the degree bounds. Let OPT be the cost of an optimal solution to this problem. In this paper, we present a polynomial time algorithm which returns a spanning tree T of cost at most OPT and dT (v) Bv + 1 for all v, where dT (v) denotes the degree of v in T. This generalizes a result of Furer and Raghavachari [8] to weighted graphs, and settles a 15-year-old conjecture of Goemans [10] affirmatively. The algorithm generalizes when each vertex v has a degree lower bound Av and a degree upper bound Bv, and returns a spanning tree with cost at most OPT and Av - 1 dT (v) Bv + 1 for all v. This is essentially the best possible. The main technique used is an extension of the iterative rounding method introduced by Jain [12] for the design of approximation algorithms. Categories and Sub...

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03 Dec 2009 |

Updated |
03 Dec 2009 |

Type |
Conference |

Year |
2007 |

Where |
STOC |

Authors |
Mohit Singh, Lap Chi Lau |

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