Valentin Polishchuk · Jukka Suomela

A simple local 3-approximation algorithm for vertex cover

Information Processing Letters · volume 109, issue 12, pages 642–645, May 2009 · doi:10.1016/j.ipl.2009.02.017

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We present a local algorithm (constant-time distributed algorithm) for finding a 3-approximate vertex cover in bounded-degree graphs. The algorithm is deterministic, and no auxiliary information besides port numbering is required.

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