Kernelization for Cycle Transversal Problems

  • Ge Xia
  • Yong Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6124)


We present new kernelization results for the s -cycle transversal problem for s > 3. In particular, we show a 6k 2 kernel for 4-cycle transversal and a O(k s − 1) kernel for s -cycle transversal when s > 4. We prove the NP-completeness of s -cycle transversal on planar graphs and obtain a 74k kernel for 4-cycle transversal on planar graphs. We also give several kernelization results for a related problem ( ≤ s)-cycle transversal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ge Xia
    • 1
  • Yong Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLafayette CollegeEaston
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKutztown UniversityKutztown

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