Towards minimizing k-submodular functions

A. Huber, V. Kolmogorov, in:, Springer, 2012, pp. 451–462.

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In this paper we investigate k-submodular functions. This natural family of discrete functions includes submodular and bisubmodular functions as the special cases k = 1 and k = 2 respectively. In particular we generalize the known Min-Max-Theorem for submodular and bisubmodular functions. This theorem asserts that the minimum of the (bi)submodular function can be found by solving a maximization problem over a (bi)submodular polyhedron. We define a k-submodular polyhedron, prove a Min-Max-Theorem for k-submodular functions, and give a greedy algorithm to construct the vertices of the polyhedron.
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We would like to thank Andrei Krokhin for encourag- ing our cooperation, for helpful discussions, and for his critical reading of the manuscript.
451 - 462
ISCO: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization
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Athens, Greece
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2012-04-19 – 2012-04-21

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Huber A, Kolmogorov V. Towards minimizing k-submodular functions. In: Vol 7422. Springer; 2012:451-462. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32147-4_40
Huber, A., & Kolmogorov, V. (2012). Towards minimizing k-submodular functions (Vol. 7422, pp. 451–462). Presented at the ISCO: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, Athens, Greece: Springer.
Huber, Anna, and Vladimir Kolmogorov. “Towards Minimizing K-Submodular Functions,” 7422:451–62. Springer, 2012.
A. Huber and V. Kolmogorov, “Towards minimizing k-submodular functions,” presented at the ISCO: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, Athens, Greece, 2012, vol. 7422, pp. 451–462.
Huber A, Kolmogorov V. 2012. Towards minimizing k-submodular functions. ISCO: International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, LNCS, vol. 7422, 451–462.
Huber, Anna, and Vladimir Kolmogorov. Towards Minimizing K-Submodular Functions. Vol. 7422, Springer, 2012, pp. 451–62, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32147-4_40.
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