# Characterization and Linear-time Recognition of Paired Threshold Graphs

In a paired threshold graph, each vertex has a weight, and two vertices are adjacent if their weight sum is large enough and their weight difference is small enough. It generalizes threshold graphs and unit interval graphs, both very well studied. We present a vertex ordering characterization of this graph class, which enables us to prove that it is a subclass of interval graphs. Further study of clique paths of paired threshold graphs leads to a simple linear-time recognition algorithm for the class.

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