## Abstract

Research on the similarity of a graph to being a tree – called the treewidth of the graph – has seen an enormous rise within the last decade, but a practically fast algorithm for this task has been discovered only recently by Tamaki (ESA 2017). It is based on dynamic programming and makes use of the fact that the number of positive subinstances is typically substantially smaller than the number of all subinstances. Algorithms producing only such subinstances are called positive-instance driven (PID). We give an alternative and intuitive view on this algorithm from the perspective of the corresponding configuration graphs in certain two-player games. This allows us to develop PID-algorithms for a wide range of important graph parameters such as treewidth, pathwidth, and treedepth. We analyse the worst case behaviour of the approach on some well-known graph classes and perform an experimental evaluation on real world and random graphs.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | WADS 2019: Algorithms and Data Structures |

Editors | Zachary Friggstad, Jörg-Rüdiger Sack, Mohammad R Salavatipour |

Number of pages | 14 |

Volume | 11646 LNCS |

Publisher | Springer, Cham |

Publication date | 12.07.2019 |

Pages | 43-56 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-3-030-24765-2 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-3-030-24766-9 |

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Publication status | Published - 12.07.2019 |

Event | 16th International Symposium on Algorithms and Data Structures - Edmonton, Canada Duration: 05.08.2019 → 07.08.2019 Conference number: 229299 |