Facets from gadgets

Letchford, Adam and Vu, Anh (2021) Facets from gadgets. Mathematical Programming, 185 (1-2). pp. 297-314. ISSN 0025-5610

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We present a new tool for generating cutting planes for NP-hard combinatorial optimisation problems. It is based on the concept of gadgets — small subproblems that are “glued” together to form hard problems — which we borrow from the literature on computational complexity. Using gadgets, we are able to derive huge (exponentially large) new families of strong (and sometimes facet-defining) cutting planes, accompanied by efficient separation algorithms. We illustrate the power of this approach on the asymmetric traveling salesman, stable set and clique partitioning problems.

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Mathematical Programming
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