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Brandstädt, A., Dabrowski, K.K., Huang, S. & Paulusma, D. (2016). Bounding the clique-width of H-free split graphs. Discrete Applied Mathematics 211: 30-39.

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A graph is H-free if it has no induced subgraph isomorphic to H. We continue a study into the boundedness of clique-width of subclasses of perfect graphs. We identify five new classes of H-free split graphs whose clique-width is bounded. Our main result, obtained by combining new and known results, provides a classification of all but two stubborn cases, that is, with two potential exceptions we determine all graphs H for which the class of H-free split graphs has bounded clique-width.