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Solving the feedback vertex set problem on undirected graphs

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Solving the feedback vertex set problem on undirected graphs
Feedback problems consist of removing a minimal number of vertices of a directed or undirected graph in order to make it acyclic. The problem is known to be NPcomplete. In this paper we consider the variant on undirected graphs. The polyhedral structure of the Feedback Vertex Set polytope is studied. We prove that this polytope is full dimensional and show that some inequalities are facet de ning. We describe a new large class of valid constraints, the subset inequalities. A branch-and-cut algorithm for the exact solution of the problem is then outlined, and separation algorithms for the inequalities studied in the paper are proposed. A Local Search heuristic is described next. Finally we create a library of 1400 random generated instances with the geometric structure suggested by the applications, and we computationally compare the two algorithmic approaches on our library. Key words: feedback vertex set, Branch-and-cut, local search heuristic, tabu search.
Lorenzo Brunetta, Francesco Maffioli, Marco Trubia
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Updated 18 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where DAM
Authors Lorenzo Brunetta, Francesco Maffioli, Marco Trubian
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