On group feedback vertex set parameterized by the size of the cutset

Marek Cygan, Marcin Pilipczuk, Michał Pilipczuk

We study the parameterized complexity of a robust generalization of the classical Feedback Vertex Set problem, namely the Group Feedback Vertex Set problem; we are given a graph G with edges labeled with group elements, and the goal is to compute the smallest set of vertices that hits all cycles of G that evaluate to a non-null element of the group. This problem generalizes not only Feedback Vertex Set, but also Subset Feedback Vertex Set, Multiway Cut and Odd Cycle Transversal. Completing the results of Guillemot [Discr. Opt. 2011], we provide a fixed-parameter algorithm for the parameterization by the size of the cutset only. Our algorithm works even if the group is given as a polynomial-time oracle.

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