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On 13.12.2011 at 12:20 in S8, there is the following noon lecture:

# Parameterized complexity of vertex deletion into perfect graph classes

## Pim van 't Hof

## University of Bergen

## Abstract

Vertex deletion problems are at the heart of parameterized complexity. For a graph class F, the F-Deletion problem takes as input a graph G and an integer k. The question is whether it is possible to delete at most k vertices from G such that the resulting graph belongs to F. Whether Perfect Deletion is fixed-parameter tractable, and whether Chordal Deletion admits a polynomial kernel, when parameterized by k, have been stated as open questions in previous work. We show that Perfect Deletion and Weakly Chordal Deletion are W[2]-hard when parameterized by k. In search of positive results, we study a restricted variant of the F-Deletion problem. In this restricted variant, the deleted vertices must be taken from a specified set X, and we parameterize by |X|. We show that for Perfect Deletion and Weakly Chordal Deletion, although this restriction immediately ensures fixed-parameter

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