Computing the metric dimension for chain graphs

Henning Fernau, Pinar Heggernes, Pim van 't Hof, Daniel Meister, Reza Saei

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The metric dimension of a graph G is the smallest size of a set R of vertices that can distinguish each vertex pair of G by the shortest-path distance to some vertex in R. Computing the metric dimension is NP-hard, even when restricting inputs to bipartite graphs. We present a linear-time algorithm for computing the metric dimension for chain graphs, which are bipartite graphs whose vertices can be ordered by neighborhood inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-676
JournalInformation processing letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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