## Shortest path algorithms for nearly acyclic directed graphs

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1997##### Permanent Link

http://hdl.handle.net/10092/9675##### Degree Grantor

University of Canterbury##### Degree Name

TR-COSC 02/97Abuaiadh and Kingston gave an efficient algorithm for the single source shortest path problem for a nearly acyclic graph with O(m+n log t) computing time, where m and n are the numbers of edges and vertices of the given directed graph and t is the number of delete-min operations in the priority queue manipulation. They use the Fibonacci heap for the priority queue. If the graph is acyclic, we have t = 0 and the time complexity becomes O(m + n) which is linear and optimal. They claim that if the graph is nearly acyclic, t is expected to be small and the algorithm runs fast. In the present paper, we take another definition of acyclicity. The degree of cyclicity cyc(G) of graph G is defined by the maximum cardinality of the strongly connected components of G. When cyc(G) =k, we give an algorithm for the single source problem with O(m + n log k) time complexity. Finally we give a hybrid algorithm that incorporates the merits of the above two algorithms.

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Field of Research::08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0802 - Computation Theory and Mathematics::080201 - Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity##### Collections

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