Coloring random graphs

Martin Fürer, C. R. Subramanian

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    We present an algorithm for coloring random 3-chromatic graphs with edge probabilities below the n-1/2 “barrier”. Our (deterministic) algorithm succeeds with high probability to 3-color a random 3-chromatic graph produced by partitioning the vertex set into three almost equal sets and selecting an edge between two vertices of different sets with probability p≥n-3/s+ɛ. The method is extended to k-chromatic graphs, succeeding with high probability for p≥n-α+ɛ with α=2k/((k-1)(k+2)) and ɛ>0. The algorithms work also for Blum’s balanced semi-random GSB(n, p, k) model where an adversary chooses the edge probability up to a small additive noise p. In particular, our algorithm does not rely on any uniformity in the degree

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAlgorithm Theory – SWAT 1992 - 3rd Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, Proceedings
    EditorsOtto Nurmi, Esko Ukkonen
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9783540557067
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
    Event3rd Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, SWAT 1992 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: Jul 8 1992Jul 10 1992

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume621 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other3rd Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory, SWAT 1992

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)


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