Polynomial Cases for the Vertex Coloring Problem
The computational complexity of the Vertex Coloring problem is known for all hereditary classes of graphs defined by forbidding two connected five-vertex induced subgraphs, except for seven cases. We prove the polynomial-time solvability of four of these problems: for (P 5 , dart)-free graphs, (P 5 , banner)-free graphs, (P 5 , bull)-free graphs, and (fork, bull)-free graphs.
Karthick, T.; Maffray, Frédéric; and Pastor, Lucas, "Polynomial Cases for the Vertex Coloring Problem" (2019). Journal Articles. 917.