# The general maximum matching algorithm of micali and vazirani

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01762129

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- Peterson, P.A. & Loui, M.C. Algorithmica (1988) 3: 511. doi:10.1007/BF01762129

## Abstract

We give a clear exposition of the algorithm of Micali and Vazirani for computing a maximum matching in a general graph. This is the most efficient algorithm known for general matching. On a graph with*n* vertices and*m* edges this algorithm runs in*O*(*n*
^{1/2}
*m*) time.

### Key words

Matching Graph algorithm Combinatorial optimization## Copyright information

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