Large-Girth Roots of Graphs

Anna Adamaszek & Michal Adamaszek
We study the problem of recognizing graph powers and computing roots of graphs. We provide a polynomial time recognition algorithm for $r$-th powers of graphs of girth at least $2r+3$, thus improving a bound conjectured by Farzad et al. (STACS 2009). Our algorithm also finds all $r$-th roots of a given graph that have girth at least $2r+3$ and no degree one vertices, which is a step towards a recent conjecture of Levenshtein that such...