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Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with M. Ghaffari, A. Steger and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Thursday, November 08, 2007, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: CAB G51

Speaker: Jan Foniok

Generating Tree Duality: A Quest for Deltas and Sproinks

Some polynomial cases of the Constraint Satisfaction Problem are characterised by the existence of a suitable complete set of obstructions. One of the polynomial cases is when there exists a complete set of obstructions that are all trees. In this case the template is said to have tree duality. If a digraph H has tree duality, then also its arc-graph delta(H) has tree duality.

A construction called Sproink is developed such that if H has tree duality, then the set of all Sproinks of all the tree obstructions for H is a complete set of tree obstructions for the arc-graph delta(H). Moreover, starting from digraphs with finite duality repeatedly using products and the arc-graph functor generates a class of digraphs with tree duality. These are definitely not all digraphs with tree duality (because all generated digraphs have the near-unanimity function and have bounded height of tree obstructions) but it remains to see what particular subclass this process actually generates.

Joint work with Claude Tardif.

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