Tsinghua U.

Are Stable Instances Easy?

9 years 5 months ago
Are Stable Instances Easy?
We introduce the notion of a stable instance for a discrete optimization problem, and argue that in many practical situations only sufficiently stable instances are of interest. The question then arises whether stable instances of NP?hard problems are easier to solve. In particular, whether there exist algorithms that solve correctly and in polynomial time all sufficiently stable instances of some NP?hard problem. The paper focuses on the Max?Cut problem, for which we show that this is indeed the case.
Yonatan Bilu, Nathan Linial
Added 02 Mar 2010
Updated 02 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ICS
Authors Yonatan Bilu, Nathan Linial
Comments (0)