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In this paper we show a correspondence between directed graphs and bipartite undirected graphs with a perfect matching, that allows to study properties of directed graphs through the properties of the corresponding undirected graphs. In particular it is shown that a directed graph is transitive iff a corresponding undirected graph is Cohen-Macaulay.
For a graph G, we show a theorem that establishes a correspondence between the fine Hilbert series of the Stanley-Reisner ring of the clique complex for the complementary graph of G and the fine subgraph polynomial of G. We obtain from this theorem some corollaries regarding the independent set complex and the matching complex.
In this paper it is shown that it is possible to associate several polynomial ideals to a directed graph D in order to find properties of it. In fact by using algebraic tools it is possible to give appropriate procedures for automatic reasoning on cycles and directed cycles of graphs.