A fast algorithm for computing steiner edge connectivity

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A fast algorithm for computing steiner edge connectivity
Given an undirected graph or an Eulerian directed graph G and a subset S of its vertices, we show how to determine the edge connectivity C of the vertices in S in time O(C3 n log n + m). This algorithm is based on an efficient construction of tree packings which generalizes Edmonds' Theorem. These packings also yield a characterization of all minimal Steiner cuts of size C from which an efficient data structure for maintaining edge connectivity between vertices in S under edge insertion can be obtained. This data structure enables the efficient construction of a cactus tree for representing significant C-cuts among these vertices, called C-separations, in the same time bound. In turn, we use the cactus tree to give a fast implementation of an approximation algorithm for the Survivable Network Design problem due to Williamson, Goemans, Mihail and Vazirani. Categories and Subject Descriptors F.2.2 [Theory of Computation]: Nonnumerical Algorithms and Problems General Terms Algorithm...
Richard Cole, Ramesh Hariharan
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where STOC
Authors Richard Cole, Ramesh Hariharan
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