Linial-Berge path partition duality

Importance: High ✭✭✭
Subject: Graph Theory
» Coloring
Recomm. for undergrads: no
Posted by: berger
on: March 27th, 2007
Conjecture   The minimum $ k $-norm of a path partition on a directed graph $ D $ is no more than the maximal size of an induced $ k $-colorable subgraph.

Definitions: Let $ D $ be a directed graph. A path partition of $ D $ is a set of vertex disjoint paths in it (some might be singletons), covering all vertices. Let $ k $ be a positive integer. The $ k $ norm of a path partition is the sum of $ \min\{|V(P)|,k\} $ for all paths $ P $ in it.

This conjecture is known for acyclic graphs and for $ k =1,2 $.

Berge-Linial conjecture

There is a typo in the formulation :

Replace "maximum k-norm" by "minimum k-norm".

Thanks ! Best, Andras Sebo

Thanks Andras!

Thanks much for the correction, I've updated the problem.

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