Graph Polynomials and Their Applications II: Interrelations and Interpretations

@inproceedings{EllisMonaghan2011GraphPA,
  title={Graph Polynomials and Their Applications II: Interrelations and Interpretations},
  author={Joanna A. Ellis-Monaghan and Criel Merino},
  booktitle={Structural Analysis of Complex Networks},
  year={2011}
}
This paper surveys a comprehensive, although not exhaustive, sampling of graph polynomials with the goal of providing a brief overview of a variety of techniques defining a graph polynomial and then for decoding the combinatorial information it contains. The polynomials we discuss here are not generally specializations of the Tutte polynomial, but they are each in some way related to the Tutte polynomial, and often to one another. We emphasize these interrelations and explore how an… 

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