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Partitioning a graph into disjoint cliques and a triangle-free graph

Abu-Khzam, Faisal N., Feghali, Carl and Muller, Haiko (2015). Partitioning a graph into disjoint cliques and a triangle-free graph. Discrete Applied Mathematics,190-191(20-Aug-15):1-12.

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Title Partitioning a graph into disjoint cliques and a triangle-free graph
Author Abu-Khzam, Faisal N.
Feghali, Carl
Muller, Haiko
Journal Name Discrete Applied Mathematics
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 190-191
Issue Number 20-Aug-15
ISSN 0166-218X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84930479736
Start Page 1
End Page 12
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract A graph G=(V,E)G=(V,E) is partitionable if there exists a partition {A,B}{A,B} of VV such that AA induces a disjoint union of cliques (i.e. , G[A]G[A] is P3P3-free) and BB induces a triangle-free graph (i.e. , G[B]G[B] is K3K3-free). In this paper we investigate the computational complexity of deciding whether a graph is partitionable. The problem is known to be NPNP-complete on arbitrary graphs. Here it is proved that if a graph GG is bull-free, planar, perfect, K4K4-free or does not contain certain holes then deciding whether GG is partitionable is NPNP-complete. This answers an open question posed by Thomassé, Trotignon and Vušković. In contrast a finite list of forbidden induced subgraphs is given for partitionable cographs.
Keywords Computational complexity
Graph partitioning
Special graph classes
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