EFFICIENT ALGORITHMS FOR MINIMAL DISJOINT PATH PROBLEMS ON CHORDAL GRAPHS
C.P. Gopalakrishnan, C.R. Satyan and C. Pandu Rangan
Department of Computer Science
Indian Institute of Technology
Madras 600 036, India
Disjoint paths have applications in establishing bottleneck-free communication between processors in a network. The problem of finding minimum delay disjoint paths in a network directly reduces to the problem of finding the minimal disjoint paths in the graph which models the network. Previous results for this problem on chordal graphs were an O(|V| |E|2) algorithm for 2 edge disjoint paths and an O(|V| |E|) algorithm for 2 vertex disjoint paths. In this paper, we give an O(|V| |E|) algorithm for 2 vertex disjoint paths and an O(|V|+|E|) algorithm for 2 edge disjoint paths, which is a significant improvement over the previous result.
Keywords: chordal graph, minimal paths, disjoint paths, clique, bfs.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C38, 05C85.
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