kth shortest path

(classic problem)

Definition: The problem of finding the kth shortest path from one vertex in a graph to another vertex. Variants may require that paths are edge- or vertex-disjoint, that is sharing no edges or vertices. "Shortest" may be least number of edges, least total weight, etc.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
shortest path.

Author: PEB

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Paul E. Black, "kth shortest path", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 10 November 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: