Precoloring Extension of Co-Meyniel Graphs

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Precoloring Extension of Co-Meyniel Graphs
The pre-coloring extension problem consists, given a graph G and a set of nodes to which some colors are already assigned, in finding a coloring of G with the minimum number of colors which respects the pre-coloring assignment. This can be reduced to the usual coloring problem on a certain contracted graph. We prove that pre-coloring extension is polynomial for complements of Meyniel graphs. We answer a question of Hujter and Tuza by showing that “PrExt perfect” graphs are exactly the co-Meyniel graphs, which also generalizes results of Hujter and Tuza and of Hertz. Moreover we show that, given a co-Meyniel graph, the corresponding contracted graph belongs to a restricted class of perfect graphs (“co-Artemis” graphs, which are “co-perfectly contractile” graphs), whose perfectness is easier to establish than the strong perfect graph theorem. However, the polynomiality of our algorithm still depends on the ellipsoid method for coloring perfect graphs. Key words. Precoloring,...
Vincent Jost, Benjamin Lévêque, Fr&ea
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Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where GC
Authors Vincent Jost, Benjamin Lévêque, Frédéric Maffray
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