Identifying codes and searching with balls in graphs
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Given a graph G and a positive integer R we address the following combinatorial search theoretic problem: What is the minimum number of queries of the form "does an unknown vertex v is an element of V (G) belong to the ball of radius r around u?" with u is an element of V (G) and r <= R that is needed to determine v. We consider both the adaptive case when the jth query might depend on the answers to the previous queries and the non-adaptive case when all queries must be made at once. We obtain bounds on the minimum number of queries for hypercubes, the Erdos-Renyi random graphs and graphs of bounded maximum degree. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.