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An Efficient Algorithm for the Configuration Problem of Dominance Graphs

Ernst Althaus, Denys Duchier, Alexander Koller, Kurt Mehlhorn, Joachim Niehren, Sven Thiel

Proceedings of the 12th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, pp. 815--824, 2001

Dominance constraints are logical tree descriptions originating from automata theory that have multiple applications in computational
linguistics. The satisfiability problem of dominance constraints is
NP-complete. In most applications, however, only emphnormal
dominance constraints are used. The satisfiability problem of normal
dominance constraints can be reduced in linear time to the configuration
problem of dominance graphs, as shown recently. In this paper,
we give a polynomial time algorithm testing configurability of dominance
graphs (and thus satisfiability of normal dominance constraints).
Previous to our work no polynomial time algorithms were known.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{SODA2001,
title = {An Efficient Algorithm for the Configuration Problem of Dominance Graphs},
author = {Ernst Althaus and Denys Duchier and Alexander Koller and Kurt Mehlhorn and Joachim Niehren and Sven Thiel},
year = {2001},
month = {"7--9"#jan},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms},
pages = {{815--824}},
address = {{Washington, DC}},
}

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