A Primal-Dual Approach to Approximation of Node-Deletion Problems for Matroidal Properties

@inproceedings{Fujito1997APA,
  title={A Primal-Dual Approach to Approximation of Node-Deletion Problems for Matroidal Properties},
  author={Toshihiro Fujito},
  booktitle={ICALP},
  year={1997}
}
This paper is concerned with the polynomial time approximability of node-deletion problems for hereditary properties. We will focus on such graph properties that are derived from matroids definable on the edge set of any graph. It will be shown first that all the node-deletion problem for such properties can be uniformly formulated by a simple but non-standard form of the integer program. A primaldual approximation algorithm based on this and the dual of its linear relaxation is then presented. 
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