A lobster is a graph such that when we delete its leaves, we obtain a caterpillar .
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Speed
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The speed of a class $X$ is the function $n \mapsto X_n$, where $X_n$ is the set of $n$vertex labeled graphs in $X$.
Depending on the rate of growths of the speed of the class, ISGCI
distinguishes the following values of the parameter: 
factorial  [+]Details 
acyclic chromatic number
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The acyclic chromatic number of a graph $G$ is the smallest size of a vertex partition $\{V_1,\dots,V_l\}$ such that each $V_i$ is an independent set
and for all $i,j$ that graph $G[V_i\cup V_j]$ does not contain a cycle.

Bounded  [+]Details  
bandwidth
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The bandwidth of a graph $G$ is the shortest maximum "length" of an edge over all one dimensional layouts of $G$. Formally, bandwidth is defined as $\min_{i \colon V \rightarrow \mathbb{N}\;}\{\max_{\{u,v\}\in E\;} \{i(u)i(v)\}\mid i\text{ is injective}\}$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
book thickness
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A book embedding of a graph $G$ is an embedding of $G$ on a collection of halfplanes (called pages) having the same line
(called spine) as their boundary, such that the vertices all lie on the spine and there are no crossing edges. The book thickness of a graph $G$ is the smallest number of pages over all book embeddings of $G$.

Bounded  [+]Details  
booleanwidth
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Consider the following decomposition of a graph $G$ which is defined as a pair $(T,L)$ where $T$ is a binary tree and $L$
is a bijection from $V(G)$ to the leaves of the tree $T$. The function $\text{cutbool} \colon 2^{V(G)} \rightarrow R$ is
defined as $\text{cutbool}(A)$ := $\log_2\{S \subseteq V(G) \backslash A \mid \exists X \subseteq A \colon S = (V(G) \backslash
A) \cap \bigcup_{x \in X} N(x)\}$. Every edge $e$ in $T$ partitions the vertices $V(G)$ into $\{A_e,\overline{A_e}\}$ according
to the leaves of the two connected components of $T  e$. The booleanwidth of the above decomposition $(T,L)$ is $\max_{e
\in E(T)\;} \{ \text{cutbool}(A_e)\}$. The booleanwidth of a graph $G$ is the minimum booleanwidth of a decomposition of $G$ as above.

Bounded  [+]Details  
branchwidth
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A branch decomposition of a graph $G$ is a pair $(T,\chi)$, where $T$ is a binary tree and $\chi$ is a bijection, mapping
leaves of $T$ to edges of $G$. Any edge $\{u, v\}$ of the tree divides the tree into two components and divides the set of
edges of $G$ into two parts $X, E \backslash X$, consisting of edges mapped to the leaves of each component. The width of
the edge $\{u,v\}$ is the number of vertices of $G$ that is incident both with an edge in $X$ and with an edge in $E \backslash
X$. The width of the decomposition $(T,\chi)$ is the maximum width of its edges. The branchwidth of the graph $G$ is the minimum width over all branchdecompositions of $G$.

Bounded  [+]Details  
carvingwidth
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Consider a decomposition $(T,\chi)$ of a graph $G$ where $T$ is a binary tree with $V(G)$ leaves and $\chi$ is a bijection
mapping the leaves of $T$ to the vertices of $G$. Every edge $e \in E(T)$ of the tree $T$ partitions the vertices of the graph
$G$ into two parts $V_e$ and $V \backslash V_e$ according to the leaves of the two connected components in $T  e$. The width
of an edge $e$ of the tree is the number of edges of a graph $G$ that have exactly one endpoint in $V_e$ and another endpoint
in $V \backslash V_e$. The width of the decomposition $(T,\chi)$ is the largest width over all edges of the tree $T$. The
carvingwidth of a graph is the minimum width over all decompositions as above.

Unknown to ISGCI  [+]Details  
chromatic number
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The chromatic number of a graph is the minimum number of colours needed to label all its vertices in such a way that no two vertices with the
same color are adjacent.

Bounded  [+]Details  
cliquewidth
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The cliquewidth of a graph is the number of different labels that is needed to construct the graph using the following operations:

Bounded  [+]Details  
cutwidth
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The cutwidth of a graph $G$ is the smallest integer $k$ such that the vertices of $G$ can be arranged in a linear layout $v_1,
\ldots, v_n$ in such a way that for every $i = 1, \ldots,n  1$, there are at most $k$ edges with one endpoint in $\{v_1,
\ldots, v_i\}$ and the other in ${v_{i+1}, \ldots, v_n\}$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
degeneracy
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Let $G$ be a graph and consider the following algorithm:

Bounded  [+]Details  
diameter
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The diameter of a graph $G$ is the length of the longest shortest path between any two vertices in $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to block
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The distance to block of a graph $G$ is the size of a smallest vertex subset whose deletion makes $G$ a block graph.

Bounded  [+]Details  
distance to clique
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Let $G$ be a graph. Its distance to clique is the minimum number of vertices that have to be deleted from $G$ in order to obtain a clique.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to cluster
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A cluster is a disjoint union of cliques. The distance to cluster of a graph $G$ is the size of a smallest vertex subset whose deletion makes $G$ a cluster graph.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to cocluster
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The distance to cocluster of a graph is the minimum number of vertices that have to be deleted to obtain a cocluster graph.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to cograph
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The distance to cograph of a graph $G$ is the minimum number of vertices that have to be deleted from $G$ in order to obtain a cograph .

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to linear forest
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The distance to linear forest of a graph $G = (V, E)$ is the size of a smallest subset $S$ of vertices, such that $G[V \backslash S]$ is a disjoint union
of paths and singleton vertices.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
distance to outerplanar
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The distance to outerplanar of a graph $G = (V,E)$ is the minumum size of a vertex subset $X \subseteq V$, such that $G[V \backslash X]$ is a outerplanar graph.

Bounded  [+]Details  
genus
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The genus $g$ of a graph $G$ is the minimum number of handles over all surfaces on which $G$ can be embedded without edge
crossings.

Bounded  [+]Details  
maxleaf number
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The maxleaf number of a graph $G$ is the maximum number of leaves in a spanning tree of $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
maximum clique
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The parameter maximum clique of a graph $G$ is the largest number of vertices in a complete subgraph of $G$.

Bounded  [+]Details  
maximum degree
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The maximum degree of a graph $G$ is the largest number of neighbors of a vertex in $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
maximum independent set
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An independent set of a graph $G$ is a subset of pairwise nonadjacent vertices. The parameter maximum independent set of graph $G$ is the size of a largest independent set in $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
maximum induced matching
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For a graph $G = (V,E)$ an induced matching is an edge subset $M \subseteq E$ that satisfies the following two conditions:
$M$ is a matching of the graph $G$ and there is no edge in $E \backslash M$ connecting any two vertices belonging to edges
of the matching $M$. The parameter maximum induced matching of a graph $G$ is the largest size of an induced matching in $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
maximum matching
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A matching in a graph is a subset of pairwise disjoint edges (any two edges that do not share an endpoint). The parameter
maximum matching of a graph $G$ is the largest size of a matching in $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
minimum clique cover
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A clique cover of a graph $G = (V, E)$ is a partition $P$ of $V$ such that each part in $P$ induces a clique in $G$. The minimum clique cover of $G$ is the minimum number of parts in a clique cover of $G$. Note that the clique cover number of a graph is exactly the
chromatic number of its complement.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
minimum dominating set
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A dominating set of a graph $G$ is a subset $D$ of its vertices, such that every vertex not in $D$ is adjacent to at least
one member of $D$. The parameter minimum dominating set for graph $G$ is the minimum number of vertices in a dominating set for $G$.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
pathwidth
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A path decomposition of a graph $G$ is a pair $(P,X)$ where $P$ is a path with vertex set $\{1, \ldots, q\}$, and $X = \{X_1,X_2,
\ldots ,X_q\}$ is a family of vertex subsets of $V(G)$ such that:

Unknown to ISGCI  [+]Details  
rankwidth
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Let $M$ be the $V \times V$ adjacency matrix of a graph $G$. The cut rank of a set $A \subseteq V(G)$ is the rank of the
submatrix of $M$ induced by the rows of $A$ and the columns of $V(G) \backslash A$. A rank decomposition of a graph $G$ is
a pair $(T,L)$ where $T$ is a binary tree and $L$ is a bijection from $V(G)$ to the leaves of the tree $T$. Any edge $e$ in
the tree $T$ splits $V(G)$ into two parts $A_e, B_e$ corresponding to the leaves of the two connected components of $T  e$.
The width of an edge $e \in E(T)$ is the cutrank of $A_e$. The width of the rankdecomposition $(T,L)$ is the maximum width
of an edge in $T$. The rankwidth of the graph $G$ is the minimum width of a rankdecomposition of $G$.

Bounded  [+]Details  
tree depth
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A tree depth decomposition of a graph $G = (V,E)$ is a rooted tree $T$ with the same vertices $V$, such that, for every edge
$\{u,v\} \in E$, either $u$ is an ancestor of $v$ or $v$ is an ancestor of $u$ in the tree $T$. The depth of $T$ is the maximum
number of vertices on a path from the root to any leaf. The tree depth of a graph $G$ is the minimum depth among all tree depth decompositions.

Unbounded  [+]Details  
treewidth
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A tree decomposition of a graph $G$ is a pair $(T, X)$, where $T = (I, F)$ is a tree, and $X = \{X_i \mid i \in I\}$ is a
family of subsets of $V(G)$ such that
The treewidth of a graph is the minimum width over all possible tree decompositions of the graph. 
Bounded  [+]Details  
vertex cover
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Let $G$ be a graph. Its vertex cover number is the minimum number of vertices that have to be deleted in order to obtain an independent set.

Unbounded  [+]Details 
Problems in italics have no summary page and are only listed when ISGCI contains a result for the current class.
book thickness decomposition
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Unknown to ISGCI  [+]Details  
booleanwidth decomposition
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Polynomial  [+]Details  
cliquewidth decomposition
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Linear  [+]Details  
cutwidth decomposition
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Polynomial  [+]Details  
treewidth decomposition
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Linear  [+]Details 
3Colourability
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Linear  [+]Details  
Clique
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Linear  [+]Details  
Clique cover
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Linear  [+]Details  
Colourability
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Linear  [+]Details  
Domination
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Linear  [+]Details  
Feedback vertex set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Graph isomorphism
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Linear  [+]Details  
Hamiltonian cycle
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Linear  [+]Details  
Hamiltonian path
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Linear  [+]Details  
Independent dominating set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Independent set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Maximum cut
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(decision variant)

Linear  [+]Details  
Monopolarity
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Linear  [+]Details  
Polarity
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Linear  [+]Details  
Recognition
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Polynomial  [+]Details 
Weighted clique
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Linear  [+]Details  
Weighted feedback vertex set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Weighted independent dominating set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Weighted independent set
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Linear  [+]Details  
Weighted maximum cut
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(decision variant)

Polynomial  [+]Details 