Parameterized algorithms for double hypergraph dualization with rank limitation and maximum minimal vertex cover
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

Motivated by the need for succinct representations of all "small" transversals (or hitting sets) of a hypergraph of fixed rank, we study the complexity of computing such a representation. Next, the existence of a minimal hitting set of at least a given size arises as a subproblem. We give one algorithm for hypergraphs of any fixed rank, and we largely improve an earlier algorithm (by H. Fernau, 2005) for the rank-2 case, i.e., for computing a minimal vertex cover of at least a given size in a graph. We were led to these questions by combinatorial aspects of the protein inference problem in shotgun proteomics.

Parameterized algorithm

Vertex cover

Solution space

Hypergraph transversal


Peter Damaschke

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap

Discrete Optimization

1572-5286 (ISSN)

Vol. 8 18-24


Datavetenskap (datalogi)