Vertex Cover Problem—Revised Approximation Algorithm

  • Kartik Shah
  • Praveenkumar Reddy
  • R. Selvakumar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 324)


This paper is aimed to present the solution to vertex cover problem by means of an approximation solution. As it is NP complete problem, we can have an approximate time algorithm to solve the vertex cover problem. We will modify the algorithm to have an algorithm which can be solved in polynomial time and which will give near to optimum solution. It is a simple algorithm which will be based on articulation point. Articulation point can be found using the Depth First Search algorithm.


Articulation point Vertex covering problem Optimization Approximation algorithm 



We would like to thank the School of Computer Science and Engineering, VIT University, for giving us such an opportunity to carry out this research work and also for providing us the requisite resources and infrastructure for carrying out the research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartik Shah
    • 1
  • Praveenkumar Reddy
    • 1
  • R. Selvakumar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing Science and EngineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia

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