Parallel comparability graph recognition and modular decomposition

  • Michel Morvan
  • Laurent Viennot
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1046)


A parallelization of the algorithm of Golumbic for recognizing comparability graphs is proposed for the concurrent parallel random access machine (CRCW PRAM). Parallel algorithms for finding a transitive orientation and the modular decomposition of any undirected graph are deduced from an extension of the theory of Golumbic toward modular decomposition. The algorithms for recognizing and transitively orienting comparability graphs run in O(log n) time using δm processors and the modular decomposition algorithm runs in O(log n) time using n3 processors (n, m and δ respectively denote the number of vertices, the number of edges and the maximal degree of the undirected input graph).


Complete Graph Undirected Graph Class Number Comparability Graph Color Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Morvan
    • 1
  • Laurent Viennot
    • 1
  1. 1.LITP/IBP, Université Paris 7 Denis DiderotParis Cedex 05France

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