We systematically investigate the complexity of counting subgraph patterns modulo fixed integers. For example, it is known that the parity of the number of k-matchings can be determined in polynomial time by a simple reduction to the determinant. We generalize this to an nf(t,s)-time algorithm to compute modulo 2t the number of subgraph occurrences of patterns that are s vertices away from being matchings. This shows that the known polynomial-time cases of subgraph detection (Jansen and Marx, SODA 2015) carry over into the setting of counting modulo 2t. Complementing our algorithm, we also give a simple and self-contained proof that counting k-matchings modulo odd integers q is ModqW-complete and prove that counting k-paths modulo 2 is ⊕W-complete, answering an open question by Björklund, Dell, and Husfeldt (ICALP 2015).
Title of host publication
Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms
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