Editing simple graphs
Journal article, 2014
We study the complexity of turning a given graph, by edge editing, into a target graph whose critical-clique graph is any fixed graph. The problem came up in practice, in an effort of mining huge word similarity graphs for well
structured word clusters. It also adds to the rich field of graph modification problems. We show in a generic way that several variants of this problem are in SUBEPT. As a special case, we give a tight time bound for edge deletion to obtain a single clique and isolated vertices, and we round up this study with NP-completeness results for a number of target graphs.