A Quadratic Kernel for 3-Set Packing

  • Faisal N. Abu-Khzam
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5532)


We present a reduction procedure that takes an arbitrary instance of the 3-Set Packing problem and produces an equivalent instance whose number of elements is bounded by a quadratic function of the input parameter. Such parameterized reductions are known as kernelization algorithms, and each reduced instance is called a problem kernel. Our result improves on previously known kernelizations and can be generalized to produce improved kernels for the r-Set Packing problem whenever r is a fixed constant. Improved kernelization for r-Dimensional-Matching can also be inferred.


Fixed-parameter algorithms kernelization crown decomposition Set Packing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Faisal N. Abu-Khzam
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and MathematicsLebanese American UniversityBeirutLebanon

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