Evaluating a Weighted Graph Polynomial for Graphs of Bounded Tree-Width

S. D. Noble

Abstract


We show that for any $k$ there is a polynomial time algorithm to evaluate the weighted graph polynomial $U$ of any graph with tree-width at most $k$ at any point. For a graph with $n$ vertices, the algorithm requires $O(a_k n^{2k+3})$ arithmetical operations, where $a_k$ depends only on $k$.


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