A Generalization of Edmonds’ Matching and Matroid Intersection Algorithms

  • Bianca Spille
  • Robert Weismantel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2337)


The independent path-matching problem is a common generalization of the matching problem and the matroid intersection problem. Cunningham and Geelen proved that this problem is solvable in polynomial time via the ellipsoid method. We present a polynomial-time combinatorial algorithm for its unweighted version that generalizes the known combinatorial algorithms for the cardinality matching problem and the matroid intersection problem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bianca Spille
    • 1
  • Robert Weismantel
    • 2
  1. 1.EPFL-DMALausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Mathematical OptimizationUniversity of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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