A Shortcut to (Sun)Flowers: Kernels in Logarithmic Space or Linear Time
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We investigate whether kernelization results can be obtained if we restrict kernelization algorithms to run in logarithmic space. This restriction for kernelization is motivated by the question of what results are attainable for preprocessing via simple and/or local reduction rules. We find kernelizations for \(d\)-hitting set( k ), \(d\)-set packing( k ), edge dominating set( k ), and a number of hitting and packing problems in graphs, each running in logspace. Additionally, we return to the question of linear-time kernelization. For \(d\)-hitting set( k ) a linear-time kernel was given by van Bevern [Algorithmica (2014)]. We give a simpler procedure and save a large constant factor in the size bound. Furthermore, we show that we can obtain a linear-time kernel for \(d\)-set packing( k ).
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