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This paper gives algorithms for network problems that work by scaling the numeric parameters. Assume all parameters are integers. Let n, m, and N denote the number of vertices, number of edges, and largest parameter of the network, respectively. A scaling algorithm for maximum weight matching on a bipartite graph runs in O(n3% log N) time. For appropriate N this improves the traditional Hungarian method, whose most efftcient implementation is O(n(m + n log n)). The speedup results from findingdoi:10.1109/sfcs.1983.68 dblp:conf/focs/Gabow83 fatcat:tugysfkhs5apbi6bat6zsp6ieq