We study inverse chromatic number problems in permutation graphs and in interval graphs. Given a fixed instance and a fixed integer K, the instance has to be modified as little as possible so that the newly obtained graph can be colored with K colors or less. We show that the inverse (p, k)-colorability problem (defined similarly) in permutation graphs is polynomially solvable for fixed p and k. We then propose a polynomial-time algorithm for solving inverse chromatic number problem in interval graphs where all intervals have length 1 or 2. We also show that the latter problem is NP-hard if there is a constant number of different interval lengths.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics