, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 511–533

The general maximum matching algorithm of micali and vazirani

  • Paul A. Peterson
  • Michael C. Loui

DOI: 10.1007/BF01762129

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


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 withn vertices andm edges this algorithm runs inO(n1/2m) time.

Key words

Matching Graph algorithm Combinatorial optimization 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Peterson
    • 1
  • Michael C. Loui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Coordinated Science LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.NCR CorporationDaytonUSA

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