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Exact Bipartite Crossing Minimization under Tree Constraints

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Exact Bipartite Crossing Minimization under Tree Constraints
A tanglegram consists of a pair of (not necessarily binary) trees T1, T2 with leaf sets L1, L2. Additional edges, called tangles, may connect nodes in L1 with those in L2. The task is to draw the tanglegram with a minimum number of tangle edge crossings while making sure that no crossing occurs between edges within each tree. This problem has relevant applications in computational biology, e.g., for the comparison of phylogenetic trees. In this work, we show that the problem can be formulated as a quadratic linear ordering problem (QLO) with additional side constraints. In [2] it was shown that, appropriately reformulated, the QLO polytope is a face of some cut polytope. It turns out that the additional side constraints arising in our application do not destroy this property. Therefore, any polyhedral approach to max-cut can be used in our context. We present experimental results for drawing random and realistic tanglegrams on binary and on general trees. Using both linear and semideď¬...
Frank Baumann, Christoph Buchheim, Frauke Liers
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WEA
Authors Frank Baumann, Christoph Buchheim, Frauke Liers
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