On the Linear Extension Complexity of Stable Set Polytopes for Perfect Graphs

We study the linear extension complexity of stable set polytopes of perfect graphs. We make use of known structural results permitting to decompose perfect graphs into basic perfect graphs by means of two graph operations: 2-join and skew partitions. Exploiting the link between extension complexity and the nonnegative rank of an associated slack matrix, we … Read more

The extreme points of QSTAB(G) and its implications

Perfect graphs constitute a well-studied graph class with a rich structure, reflected by many characterizations w.r.t different concepts. Perfect graphs are, e.g., characterized as precisely those graphs G where the stable set polytope STAB(G) coincides with the clique constraint stable set polytope QSTAB(G). For all imperfect graphs STAB(G) \subset QSTAB(G) holds and, therefore, it is … Read more

A comparison of the Sherali-Adams, Lov\’asz-Schrijver and Lasserre relaxations for sh-1$ programming

Sherali and Adams \cite{SA90}, Lov\’asz and Schrijver \cite{LS91} and, recently, Lasserre \cite{Las01b} have proposed lift and project methods for constructing hierarchies of successive linear or semidefinite relaxations of a $0-1$ polytope $P\subseteq \oR^n$ converging to $P$ in $n$ steps. Lasserre’s approach uses results about representations of positive polynomials as sums of squares and the dual … Read more