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2) that its only endpoint is ej, so (Pj' ej) is a path. 0 For more details on paths, cf. Goecke [1986]. In the remaining part of this section we are going to demonstrate that circuits and paths are in blocking relation to each other. J>x be the collection of paths with endpoint x. J>}. Similarly, let $'x = {c\x: (C,x) E $'} be the stems of circuits rooted at x. x form a clutter. 14. Let (E, $') be an antimatroid. e. Proof Since the blocking operation is in general involutory, it suffices to prove = $'x.

8 Simplicial Clique Elimination Let G = (V, E) be a graph. Define a language (E, Y) with E = V(G) consisting of all words XI ... Xk such that Xi is a simplicial vertex in G \ (N(xd u ... u N(Xi-d). g. 7). Every feasible set of this greedoid is stable in the graph. If G is triangulated, every basis is a maximum size stable set (cf. 3). 9 Undirected Branching Let G = (V, E) be a graph and rEV a specified root. Let fF be the family of edge-sets of subtrees of G containing r. We show that this is indeed a greedoid.

We call (E,2) the (a, b)-path shelling antimatroid and denote it by G(a, b, n). 1. G(a, b, n) is an antimatroid. 5) to prove the lemma. Let IX which is not in p. Then = X1X2 ... Xk, PE 2 and let Xi be the first element in IX I(E \ P) n {l, ... ,xj}I'::; I(E \ {Xl, ... }) n {l, ... ,xj}1 and 5. Ramsey-Type Results I(E \ P) n {Xi,Xi so that PXi E + 1, ... , n}1 =:;; I(E \ 37 {xl. ,xi-d) n {XioXi + 1, ... ,n}l, o 2. Let us mention some special cases. For a = b = 0, 2 consists only of the empty word.