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Ambivalent Data Structures For Dynamic 2EdgeConnectivity And k Smallest Spanning Trees
 SIAM J. Comput
, 1991
"... . Ambivalent data structures are presented for several problems on undirected graphs. These data structures are used in finding the k smallest spanning trees of a weighted undirected graph in O(m log #(m, n) + min{k 3/2 ,km 1/2 }) time, where m is the number of edges and n the number of vertice ..."
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. Ambivalent data structures are presented for several problems on undirected graphs. These data structures are used in finding the k smallest spanning trees of a weighted undirected graph in O(m log #(m, n) + min{k 3/2 ,km 1/2 }) time, where m is the number of edges and n the number of vertices in the graph. The techniques are extended to find the k smallest spanning trees in an embedded planar graph in O(n + k(log n) 3 ) time. Ambivalent data structures are also used to dynamically maintain 2edgeconnectivity information. Edges and vertices can be inserted or deleted in O(m 1/2 ) time, and a query as to whether two vertices are in the same 2edgeconnected component can be answered in O(log n) time, where m and n are understood to be the current number of edges and vertices, respectively. Key words. analysis of algorithms, data structures, embedded planar graph, fully persistent data structures, k smallest spanning trees, minimum spanning tree, online updating, topology tr...
Authenticated Data Structures for Graph and Geometric Searching
 IN CTRSA
, 2001
"... Following in the spirit of data structure and algorithm correctness checking, authenticated data structures provide cryptographic proofs that their answers are as accurate as the author intended, even if the data structure is being maintained by a remote host. We present techniques for authenticatin ..."
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Following in the spirit of data structure and algorithm correctness checking, authenticated data structures provide cryptographic proofs that their answers are as accurate as the author intended, even if the data structure is being maintained by a remote host. We present techniques for authenticating data structures that represent graphs and collection of geometric objects. We use a model where a data structure maintained by a trusted source is mirrored at distributed directories, with the directories answering queries made by users. When a user queries a directory, it receives a cryptographic proof in addition to the answer, where the proof contains statements signed by the source. The user verifies the proof trusting only the statements signed by the source. We show how to efficiently authenticate data structures for fundamental problems on networks, such as path and connectivity queries, and on geometric objects, such as intersection and containment queries.
Lower Bounds for Fully Dynamic Connectivity Problems in Graphs
, 1998
"... We prove lower bounds on the complexity of maintaining fully dynamic kedge or kvertex connectivity in plane graphs and in (k − 1)vertex connected graphs. We show an amortized lower bound of �(log n/k(log log n + log b)) per edge insertion, deletion, or query operation in the cell probe model, whe ..."
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We prove lower bounds on the complexity of maintaining fully dynamic kedge or kvertex connectivity in plane graphs and in (k − 1)vertex connected graphs. We show an amortized lower bound of �(log n/k(log log n + log b)) per edge insertion, deletion, or query operation in the cell probe model, where b is the word size of the machine and n is the number of vertices in G. We also show an amortized lower bound of �(log n/(log log n + log b)) per operation for fully dynamic planarity testing in embedded graphs. These are the first lower bounds for fully dynamic connectivity problems.
An Empirical Study of Dynamic Graph Algorithms
 ACM JOURNAL ON EXPERIMENTAL ALGORITHMICS
, 1996
"... The contributions of this paper are both of theoretical and of experimental nature. From the experimental point of view, we conduct an empirical study on some dynamic connectivity algorithms which where developed recently. In particular, the following implementations were tested and compared with ..."
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The contributions of this paper are both of theoretical and of experimental nature. From the experimental point of view, we conduct an empirical study on some dynamic connectivity algorithms which where developed recently. In particular, the following implementations were tested and compared with simple algorithms: simple sparsification by Eppstein et al. and the recent randomized algorithm by Henzinger and King. In our experiments, we considered both random and nonrandom inputs. Moreover, we present a simplified variant of the algorithm by Henzinger and King, which for random inputs was always faster than the original implementation. For nonrandom inputs, simple sparsification was the fastest algorithm for small sequences of updates; for medium and large sequences of updates, the original algorithm by Henzinger and King was faster. From the theoretical point of view, we analyze the average case running time of simple sparsification and prove that for dynamic random graph...
Maintaining Center and Median in Dynamic Trees
, 2000
"... We show how to maintain centers and medians for a collection of dynamic trees where edges may be inserted and deleted and node and edge weights may be changed. All updates are supported in O(log n) time, where n is the size of the tree(s) involved in the update. ..."
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We show how to maintain centers and medians for a collection of dynamic trees where edges may be inserted and deleted and node and edge weights may be changed. All updates are supported in O(log n) time, where n is the size of the tree(s) involved in the update.
On Certificates and Lookahead in Dynamic Graph Problems
, 1996
"... Recent work in dynamic graph algorithms has led to efficient algorithms for dynamic undirected graph problems such as connectivity. However, no efficient deterministic algorithms are known for the dynamic versions of fundamental directed graph problems like strong connectivity and transitive closur ..."
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Recent work in dynamic graph algorithms has led to efficient algorithms for dynamic undirected graph problems such as connectivity. However, no efficient deterministic algorithms are known for the dynamic versions of fundamental directed graph problems like strong connectivity and transitive closure, as well as some undirected graph problems such as maximum matchings and cuts. We provide some explanation for this lack of success by presenting quadratic lower bounds on the certificate complexity of the seemingly difficult problems, in contrast to the known linear certificate complexity for the problems which have efficient dynamic algorithms. A direct outcome of our lower bounds is the demonstration that a generic technique for designing efficient dynamic graph algorithms, viz., sparsification, will not apply to the difficult problems. More generally, it is our belief that the boundary between tractable and intractable dynamic graph problems can be demarcated in terms of certificate co...
Maintaining information in fullydynamic trees with top trees
 ACM Transactions on Algorithms
, 2003
"... We introduce top trees as a design of a new simpler interface for data structures maintaining information in a fullydynamic forest. We demonstrate how easy and versatile they are to use on a host of different applications. For example, we show how to maintain the diameter, center, and median of eac ..."
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We introduce top trees as a design of a new simpler interface for data structures maintaining information in a fullydynamic forest. We demonstrate how easy and versatile they are to use on a host of different applications. For example, we show how to maintain the diameter, center, and median of each tree in the forest. The forest can be updated by insertion and deletion of edges and by changes to vertex and edge weights. Each update is supported in O(log n) time, where n is the size of the tree(s) involved in the update. Also, we show how to support nearest common ancestor queries and level ancestor queries with respect to arbitrary roots in O(log n) time. Finally, with marked and unmarked vertices, we show how to compute distances to a nearest marked vertex. The later has applications to approximate nearest marked vertex in general graphs, and thereby to static optimization problems over shortest path metrics. Technically speaking, top trees are easily implemented either with Frederickson’s topology trees [Ambivalent Data Structures for Dynamic 2EdgeConnectivity and k Smallest Spanning Trees, SIAM J. Comput. 26 (2) pp. 484–538, 1997] or with Sleator and Tarjan’s dynamic
OutputSensitive Reporting of Disjoint Paths
, 1996
"... A kpath query on a graph consists of computing k vertexdisjoint paths between two given vertices of the graph, whenever they exist. In this paper, we study the problem of performing kpath queries, with k < 3, in a graph G with n vertices. We denote with the total length of the paths reported. For ..."
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A kpath query on a graph consists of computing k vertexdisjoint paths between two given vertices of the graph, whenever they exist. In this paper, we study the problem of performing kpath queries, with k < 3, in a graph G with n vertices. We denote with the total length of the paths reported. For k < 3, we present an optimal data structure for G that uses O(n) space and executes kpath queries in outputsensitive O() time. For triconnected planar graphs, our results make use of a new combinatorial structure that plays the same role as bipolar (st) orientations for biconnected planar graphs. This combinatorial structure also yields an alternative construction of convex grid drawings of triconnected planar graphs.
NCOTS (National Census Office for the Tertiary Sector
 The First Census on the Tertiary Industry in China: Summary Statistics, China Statistical
, 1996
"... Abstract. The Tutte polynomial of a graph, also known as the partition function of the qstate Potts model, is a 2variable polynomial graph invariant of considerable importance in both combinatorics and statistical physics. It contains several other polynomial invariants, such as the chromatic poly ..."
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Abstract. The Tutte polynomial of a graph, also known as the partition function of the qstate Potts model, is a 2variable polynomial graph invariant of considerable importance in both combinatorics and statistical physics. It contains several other polynomial invariants, such as the chromatic polynomial and flow polynomial as partial evaluations, and various numerical invariants such as the number of spanning trees as complete evaluations. However despite its ubiquity, there are no widelyavailable effective computational tools able to compute the Tutte polynomial of a general graph of reasonable size. In this paper we describe the implementation of a program that exploits isomorphisms in the computation tree to extend the range of graphs for which it is feasible to compute their Tutte polynomials. We also consider edgeselection heuristics which give good performance in practice. We empirically demonstrate the utility of our program on random graphs. More evidence of its usefulness arises from our success in finding counterexamples to a conjecture of Welsh on the location of the real flow roots of a graph. 1
An Incremental Distributed Algorithm for Computing Biconnected Components
 In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms
, 1994
"... This paper describes a distributed algorithm for computing the biconnected components of a dynamically changing graph. Our algorithm has a worst case communication complexity of O(b + c) messages for an edge insertion and O(b 0 + c) messages for an edge removal, and a worst case time complexity o ..."
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This paper describes a distributed algorithm for computing the biconnected components of a dynamically changing graph. Our algorithm has a worst case communication complexity of O(b + c) messages for an edge insertion and O(b 0 + c) messages for an edge removal, and a worst case time complexity of O(c) for both operations, where c is the maximum number of biconnected components in any of the connected components during the operation, b is the number of nodes in the biconnected component containing the new edge, and b 0 is the number of nodes in the biconnected component in which the update request is being processed. The algorithm is presented in two stages. First, a serial algorithm is presented in which topology updates occur one at a time. Then, building on the serial algorithm, an algorithm is presented in which concurrent update requests are serialized within each connected component. The problem is motivated by the need to implement causal ordering of messages efficiently in...