Stable Sets, Corner Polyhedra and the Chvatal Closure
OSTP Journal Article
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh United States
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In this work, we consider a classical formulation of the stable set problem. We characterize its corner polyhedron, i.e. the convex hull of the points satisfying all the constraints except the non-negativity of the basic variables. We show that the non-trivial inequalities necessary to describe this polyhedron can be derived from one row of the simplex tableau as fractional Gomory cuts. It follows in particular that the split closure is not stronger than the Chvatal closure for the stable set problem. The results are obtained via a characterization of the basis and its inverse in terms of a collection of connected components with at most one cycle.
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