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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2021.31
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Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar ; Srinivasan, Aravind

Property B: Two-Coloring Non-Uniform Hypergraphs

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The following is a classical question of Erdős (Nordisk Matematisk Tidskrift, 1963) and of Erdős and Lovász (Colloquia Mathematica Societatis János Bolyai, vol. 10, 1975). Given a hypergraph ℱ with minimum edge-size k, what is the largest function g(k) such that if the expected number of monochromatic edges in ℱ is at most g(k) when the vertices of ℱ are colored red and blue randomly and independently, then we are guaranteed that ℱ is two-colorable? Duraj, Gutowski and Kozik (ICALP 2018) have shown that g(k) ≥ Ω(log k). On the other hand, if ℱ is k-uniform, the lower bound on g(k) is much higher: g(k) ≥ Ω(√{k / log k}) (Radhakrishnan and Srinivasan, Rand. Struct. Alg., 2000). In order to bridge this gap, we define a family of locally-almost-uniform hypergraphs, for which we show, via the randomized algorithm of Cherkashin and Kozik (Rand. Struct. Alg., 2015), that g(k) can be much higher than Ω(log k), e.g., 2^Ω(√{log k}) under suitable conditions.

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  author =	{Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar and Srinivasan, Aravind},
  title =	{{Property B: Two-Coloring Non-Uniform Hypergraphs}},
  booktitle =	{41st IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2021)},
  pages =	{31:1--31:8},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-215-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{213},
  editor =	{Boja\'{n}czy, Miko{\l}aj and Chekuri, Chandra},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-155428},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2021.31},
  annote =	{Keywords: Hypergraph coloring, Propery B}

Keywords: Hypergraph coloring, Propery B
Collection: 41st IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 29.11.2021

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