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A Better Approximation Algorithm for Finding Planar Subgraphs
 J. ALGORITHMS
, 1996
"... The MAXIMUM PLANAR SUBGRAPH problemgiven a graph G, find a largest planar subgraph of Ghas applications in circuit layout, facility layout, and graph drawing. No previous polynomialtime approximation algorithm for this NPComplete problem was known to achieve a performance ratio larger than ..."
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The MAXIMUM PLANAR SUBGRAPH problemgiven a graph G, find a largest planar subgraph of Ghas applications in circuit layout, facility layout, and graph drawing. No previous polynomialtime approximation algorithm for this NPComplete problem was known to achieve a performance ratio larger than 1=3, which is achieved simply by producing a spanning tree of G. We present the first approximation algorithm for MAXIMUM PLANAR SUBGRAPH with higher performance ratio (4=9 instead of 1=3). We also apply our algorithm to find large outerplanar subgraphs. Last, we show that both MAXIMUM PLANAR SUBGRAPH and its complement, the problem of removing as few edges as possible to leave a planar subgraph, are Max SNPHard.
A linear algorithm for finding a maximal planar subgraph
 SIAM J. Disc. Math
, 2006
"... Abstract. We construct an optimal lineartime algorithm for the maximal planar subgraph problem: given a graph G, find a planar subgraph G ′ of G such that adding to G ′ an extra edge of G results in a nonplanar graph. Our solution is based on a fast data structure for incremental planarity testing ..."
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Abstract. We construct an optimal lineartime algorithm for the maximal planar subgraph problem: given a graph G, find a planar subgraph G ′ of G such that adding to G ′ an extra edge of G results in a nonplanar graph. Our solution is based on a fast data structure for incremental planarity testing of triconnected graphs and a dynamic graph search procedure. Our algorithm can be transformed into a new optimal planarity testing algorithm. Key words. Planar graphs, planarity testing, incremental algorithms, graph planarization, data structures, triconnectivity. AMS subject classifications. 05C10, 05C85, 68R10, 68Q25, 68W40 1. Introduction. Agraphisplanar
Singleedge monotonic sequences of graphs and lineartime algorithms for minimal completions and deletions
, 2007
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Subgraph Homeomorphism via the Edge Addition Planarity Algorithm
, 2012
"... This paper extends the edge addition planarity algorithm from Boyer and Myrvold to provide a new way of solving the subgraph homeomorphism problem for K2,3, K4, and K3,3. These extensions derive much of their behavior and correctness from the edge addition planarity algorithm, providing an alternati ..."
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This paper extends the edge addition planarity algorithm from Boyer and Myrvold to provide a new way of solving the subgraph homeomorphism problem for K2,3, K4, and K3,3. These extensions derive much of their behavior and correctness from the edge addition planarity algorithm, providing an alternative perspective on these subgraph homeomorphism problems based on affinity with planarity rather than triconnectivity. Reference implementations of these algorithms have been made available in an open source project