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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The gamma-connected assignment problem
Author: de Aragao, MP
Uchoa, E
Abstract: Given a graph and costs of assigning to each vertex one of k different colors, we want to find a minimum cost assignment such that no color q induces a subgraph with more than a given number (y(q)) of connected components. This problem arose in the context of contiguity-constrained clustering, but also has a number of other possible applications. We show the problem to be NP-hard. Nevertheless, we derive a dynamic programming algorithm that proves the case where the underlying graph is a tree to be solvable in polynomial time. Next, we propose mixed-integer programming formulations for this problem that lead to branch-and-cut and branch-and-price algorithms. Finally, we introduce a new class of valid inequalities to obtain an enhanced branch-and-cut. Extensive computational experiments are reported. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: assignment
integer programming
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1999
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