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Approximation of RNA Multiple Structural Alignment

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Approximation of RNA Multiple Structural Alignment
Abstract. In the context of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) multiple structural alignment, Davydov and Batzoglou introduced in [7] the problem of finding the largest nested linear graph that occurs in a set G of linear graphs, the so-called Max-NLS problem. This problem generalizes both the longest common subsequence problem and the maximum common homeomorphic subtree problem for rooted ordered trees. In the present paper, we give a fast algorithm for finding the largest nested linear subgraph of a linear graph and a polynomial-time algorithm for a fixed number (k) of linear graphs. Also, we strongly strengthen the result of [7] by proving that the problem is NP-complete even if G is composed of nested linear graphs of height at most 2, thereby precisely defining the borderline between tractable and intractable instances of the problem. Of particular importance, we improve the result of [7] by showing that the Max-NLS problem is approximable within ratio O(log mopt) in O(kn2 ) running time, whe...
Marcin Kubica, Romeo Rizzi, Stéphane Vialet
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Year 2006
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Authors Marcin Kubica, Romeo Rizzi, Stéphane Vialette, Tomasz Walen
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