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Is there an universal (dis)similarity measure between two structures?

I'm always wondering is there an universal (dis)similarity measure between two structures (let's say between two undirected simple graphs)? I mean, not "the measure with universal parameter that we ...
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Partitioning a cubic graph into two induced cycles of equal order

I am aware that deciding the existence of a partition of the vertices of a connected graph $G(V, E)$ into two induced cycles is $NP$-complete(Theorem 2). Induced cycle is a cycle without any chord ...
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Minimal set of 2-2 Pachner move null sequences on a (nonplanar) trivalent graph?

A "null sequence" is of course a sequence of Pachner moves (inside a closed area) that doesn't change the trivalent graph. E.g. doing the same Pachner move twice (leads to orthogonality of 6j symbols) ...
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Counting regular Hypergraphs

The problem of counting regular graphs on $n$ vertices is notoriously hard. It seems like counting regular hypergraphs on $n$ vertices should be much easier (I am placing no uniformity condition). ...
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Hamiltonian Matroids

Similar to graphs, a Matroid $M$ is said to be Hamiltonian if there is a base $B$ of $M$ and $e \in M-B$ such that $B + e$ is a cycle of $M$. Is there any literature on this? EDIT: Actually my ...
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If two graphs have same Laplacian spectrums, are they the similar graphs?

If graph A and graph B have exactly the same Laplacian spectrums, can I just say they are same graphs? (only with scaling edge weights and node index reordering) I don't know if there is any explicit ...
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The Turán problem for graphs with given chromatic number

The ordinary Turán problem for graphs asks, "Given a graph $H$, if $G$ is an $H$-free graph on $n$ vertices, what is the largest number of edges that $G$ can have?" As is well known, if $\chi(H) = r ...
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On the existence of Graph Monomorphism

A graph monomorphism is an injective graph homomorphism. Determining existence of Graph monomorphism between graph pairs is computationally hard. Assume we talk only about classes of undirected ...
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Groups of automorphisms of weighted graphs

Let $\Gamma=(V,E,\omega)$ be an (edge-)weighted graph without loops and multiple edges. Here $V$ is the set of vertices, $E$ is the set of edges and $\omega:E \to \mathbb{N}$. A permutation $\varphi$ ...
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Bipartite independence number

Consider a balanced bipartite graph $G=(U,V,E)$, i.e., a bipartite graph with $|U|=|V|$. An independent set $I$ of $G$ is balanced if $|I \cap U| = |I \cap V|$. The bipartite independence number of ...
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Groups acting on non-locally-finite trees with independence and specified local actions

Suppose I have a biregular tree $T_{m, n}$ (not necessarily locally finite), with distinct cardinal numbers $m, n$, so Aut$(T_{m, n})$ acts on $T_{m, n}$ without inversion. Let $V_m$ be those vertices ...
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Why the number of the vertices is even?

Let $G$ be a graph with $n$ vertices and $V$ the vertex set. Suppose that for each non-empty subset $W$ of $V$ there exists an element $\omega \in V$ ( maybe in $W$ or not) such that the degree of ...
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Usefulness of polynomial ideals for graphs

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ on $n$ vertices, one can associate to it the polynomial $f \in k[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ given by $f = \prod_{\{i,j\}\in E}(x_i - x_j)$. Then one can map various graph properties into ...
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A surjective graph homomorphism between 4-valent graphs

Let $K$ and $L$ be $4$-valent planar graphs with Euler circuits (where the choice of the next edge in the circuit consists of the edge which does not share a face with the edge before), with $|V(K)| = ...
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Reachability in dynamic random graphs

There has been some advice on how to ask questions. So I reask my question.I have a problem related to graph theory, random graphs or random geometric graphs in special that really confuses me. ...
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Is the $d$-dimensional Arrangement of Trees still $NP$-hard?

The $d$-dimensional Arrangement Problem for general graphs is known to be $NP$-hard since the special case $d=1$ (OLA) already is (Garey et al, [1976]). For Trees however, the one dimensional case can ...
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Optimization over Spectral Laplacian in cycles and trees

Is there any idea on how one can deal with an optimization problem of sum of k largest eigenvalues(min) of Laplacian matrix of a simple cycle or tree? I would like to use semidefinite programming for ...
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Is there a name for this graph?

I'm trying to find out whether the following graph has a name: Let $W$ be an $n$-dimensional vector space over $GF(q)$. The vertices of the graph are all the subspaces of $W$. Two subspaces $W_1$ and ...
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Incremental minimum spanning tree

Given a connected graph $G=(V,E)$ with a weight function $w:E\to\mathbb{R}$ and a subset $E_0\subseteq E$ such that the subgraph $(V,E_0)$ is connected, I am looking for a sequence $E_0\subseteq ...
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Shortest loop containing 0 in continuum percolation

I am interersted in continuum percolation with intensity $\lambda>0$. Formally, let $X$ be a Poisson point process in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with intensity $\lambda$ and $G$ the graph obtained by ...
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Clique number of a $k$th power of a graph in terms of maximum degree?

Let $G$ be a graph of maximum degree $d$. Are there any known/easy bounds on the clique number of $G^k$, in terms of $d$ and $k$? I would like something at least epsilon better than the bound on the ...
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Partitioning the vertex set of a graph with a large independent set

Let $G$ be a graph on an even number of vertices, say $2M$. Assume that the largest independent set in $G$ has at most $M$ elements. Is it true that there exists a set of $2m$ vertices (for some ...
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Minimum relay nodes in graph

I have the following problem. I would like to know if this reduces to some standard problem in Graph theory. Any suggestions are much appreciated. I have a multi-cast network with 1 source (denoted ...
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Geodesics in polyhedral graphs

Let $e = \lbrace u,v\rbrace$, $e' = \lbrace v,u'\rbrace$ be edges of an undirected graph $G$ and $ee'$ be the path from $u$ through $v$ to $u'$. The following defintions make sense for every graph ...
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Presentation of tree decompositions (and related concepts) in terms of continuous maps?

A tree decomposition of a graph $G$ is commonly defined in terms of a tree $T$ with the following structure: Each vertex $t \in V(T)$ is associated to a set $X_t \subseteq V(G)$; The union ...
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Maximizing the minimum outdegree of digraph without $m$ cycle

Let $G$ be a simple digraph on $n$ vertices without a directed cycle of length $m$ (it may have directed cycles of length less than $m$. The cycles need not be simple). How large the minimum ...
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Structure of almost all bipartite graphs

I am studying some properties related to bipartite graphs and it would be useful for me to know if there is anything known about the structure of almost all bipartite graphs. For example, is it true ...
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A primal-dual (double) circle packing (coin graph) question

I know that any 3-connected simple planar graph with a designated outside face (outer face) has a primal-dual (double) circle packing (Brightwell-Scheinerman Theorem). Q1- But I am not sure whether ...
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A natural problem on “cartesian union” of set families (hypergraphs). Does anybody know NP-complete problems related to the notion of cartesian product?

I'm curious whether the problem below is NP-complete. I provide two simple definitions and one example at first. Definition 1. Let $\langle {\cal{S}}_i\rangle\substack{i\in I}$ and $\langle ...
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What is the genus of a Johnson graph?

The Johnson graph $J(n, k)$ has a known genus when $k=1$, in which case it is the complete graph $K_n$. What can be said about the genus of $J(n, 2)$, or more generally $J(n, k)\ ?$
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Perfect P6-free graphs with further properties

Let $G$ be a graph without any hole or antihole of odd length at least 5 (i.e. $G$ is a Berge graph and so by the Strong Perfect Graph Theorem, $G$ is perfect). Assume further that $G$ has no ...
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Polyhedral embeddings of large face-width where all faces have the same length

Where can I find examples of polyhedral embeddings of simple graph with large face-width, such that all the faces have the same length? By polyhedral embedding I mean an embedding of the graph on a ...
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Additional Constraint Baum Welch for HMMs

I'm trying to derive a special form of the Baum Welch algorithm where there is an additional constraint that the sum of emission probabilities over all states sums to one for each output symbol. ...
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Graph theory: subset-simulation. Has already been studied under different names?

Hello, this is my first question, I hope it will be clear and correct enough. I am looking for a way to compare graphs in order to create a partial order among them (based on some kind of subgraph ...
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Matching in regular bipartite graphs

Let $G=(X,Y,E)$ be an $r$-regular bipartite graph where $|X|=|Y|$ . Let $\phi$ an automorphism of $G$ with $\phi(X) = Y$ and $\phi \circ \phi = id$, and let $\psi$ be the mapping induced by $\phi$ on ...
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special 1-factorization of regular bipartite graphs

Let $n= 2k+1, |X|=|Y|= n$ and $G= (X, Y, E)$ be a $(k+1)$-regular bipartite graph. Let $M$ be a perfect matching of $G$ having the property that every cycle of size 4 $C_4$ intersects $M$ in at most ...
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Matrix Operations Preserving Hurwitz Stability

I begin with terminology I use in the question. A real square matrix $A$ is negative-stable if for every eigenvalue $\lambda$ of $A$, ${\mathrm{Re}}(\lambda) < 0$; $\ast$-negative-stable ...
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Graphs, non-Hausdorfness and Wallman compactifications of non-regular spaces

Given a non-Hausdorff space $X$, one can form a graph $G_X$: vertices the points of $X$, edges indicating point pairs not separated by open sets. Up to graph-theoretically (but not topologically) ...
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Subgraphs of bounded tree-width and preserving edges of original graph

Given a graph $G$, I would like to determine a method for randomly generating subgraphs $G'$ with the following properties: Each edge of $G$ has at least some probability $p$ of going into $G'$ The ...
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A non-distinct system of representative edges.

I have the following problem: Let $ \mathcal{G} = (G_{i})\_{i} $ be a collection of graphs. I would like to find a "system of representative edges" $ f : \mathcal{G} \rightarrow \bigcup_{i} E(G_{i}) ...
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Slightly improving bounds on two-color Ramsey numbers by globally pruning edges and counting connected vertices in instances of two-colored complete graphs

The two-color Ramsey number, $R(m, n)$, is the minimum number of vertices, $||V||$, in a complete graph necessary for there to exist a clique of order $m$ or an independent set of order $n$. In terms ...
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Maximum number of 4-colorings of planar graphs (precise version)

This is a redo of my earlier question. I'm trying again with more precision. I ignored one of the dicta in the "how to ask" page. For a fixed $n$, what is known (references preferred) about the ...
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Bounds on number of small minimal cut-sets in graph?

David Karger developed an algorithm for estimating graph reliability; a key lemma in this algorithm is that if a graph has minimal cut-set size $c$, then the number of cut-sets of size $\alpha c$ is ...
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$f$-vector of graph connectivity

For a connected graph $G$, let $N_i$ be the number of connected subgraphs of size $i$. The vector $\langle N_0, N_1, \dots \rangle$ is also known as the $f$-vector for the graph. As a superset of a ...
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Complexity of bipartite graphs and their matchings.

My question concerns a hypothetical family of bipartite graphs, $G_i$. Each graph $G_i$ has $2^i$ red nodes and $2^i$ blue nodes - so nodes get labelled by their color and a binary string of ...
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Hamiltonian paths in subgraphs of rectangular lattice graphs

Is following decision problem NP-hard / NP-complete: Having vertex-induced subgraph of rectangular lattice graph determine if any Hamiltonian path exists Having vertex-induced subgraph of ...
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Counting the independent sets of a comparability graph with maximum degree 3. Is it #P−complete ?

This question was first asked here: cstheory.stackexchange... Here we want to count the number of independent sets of a comparability graph. For Δ(G)=2 , i.e. the maximum degree of a vertex in G is ...
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Complexity of finding disjoint 2-factors with equal cardinality in cubic graphs?

Finding a connected 2-factor that contains every node in cubic graphs is $NP$-complete since it is equivalent to the Hamiltonian cycle problem. I'm interested in the complexity of finding vertex ...
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When is polytope compatible with network flow?

A linear program is the problem of optimizing an linear objective function within some polytope $A$ over $\mathbf R^n$. My question is motivated by the question of when a linear programming problem ...
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Connectivity in random points on a grid using a rope of fixed length.

This problem is a by product of another problem. I would like to restate this problem as a sort of a puzzle. Suppose we have a $l \times b$ grid. We select $k$ points on the grid randomly and ...