@online{andres2014,
TITLE = {Lifting of Multicuts},
AUTHOR = {Andres, Bjoern and Fuksova, Andrea and Lange, Jan-Hendrik},
LANGUAGE = {eng},
URL = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.03791},
EPRINT = {1503.03791},
EPRINTTYPE = {arXiv},
YEAR = {2016},
MARGINALMARK = {$\bullet$},
ABSTRACT = {For every simple, undirected graph $G = (V, E)$, a one-to-one relation exists between the decompositions and the multicuts of $G$. A decomposition of $G$ is a partition $\Pi$ of $V$ such that, for every $U \in \Pi$, the subgraph of $G$ induced by $U$ is connected. A multicut of $G$ is an $M \subseteq E$ such that, for every (chordless) cycle $C \subseteq E$ of $G$, $|M \cap C| \neq 1$. The multicut related to a decomposition is the set of edges that straddle distinct components. The characteristic function $x \in \{0, 1\}^E$ of a multicut $M = x^{-1}(1)$ of $G$ makes explicit, for every pair $\{v,w\} \in E$ of neighboring nodes, whether $v$ and $w$ are in distinct components. In order to make explicit also for non-neighboring nodes, specifically, for all $\{v,w\} \in E'$ with $E \subseteq E' \subseteq {V \choose 2}$, whether $v$ and $w$ are in distinct components, we define a lifting of the multicuts of $G$ to multicuts of $G' = (V, E')$. We show that, if $G$ is connected, the convex hull of the characteristic functions of those multicuts of $G'$ that are lifted from $G$ is an $|E'|$-dimensional polytope in $\mathbb{R}^{E'}$. We establish properties of trivial facets of this polytope.},
}