DFS + Cycles + Cactus
Cactus is a connected undirected graph in which every edge lies on at most one simple cycle. Intuitively cactus is a generalization of a tree where some cycles are allowed. Your task is to find a diameter of the given cactus. Diameter is the maximal length of the shortest path between pairs of vertices.
For example, on the picture above the shortest path between vertices 6 and 12 goes through 8 edges and it is the maximal shortest path in this graph, thus its diameter is 8.
The first line contains two integer numbers n and m (1 ≤ n ≤ 50 000, 0 ≤ m ≤ 10 000). Here n is the number of vertices in the graph. Vertices are numbered from 1 to n. Edges of the graph are represented by a set of edge-distinct paths, where m is the number of such paths.
Each of the following m lines contains a path in the graph. A path starts with an integer number
ki (2 ≤
ki ≤ 1000) followed by
ki integers from 1 to n. These
ki integers represent vertices of a path. Adjacent vertices in a path are distinct. Path can go to the same vertex multiple times, but every edge is traversed exactly once in the whole input. There are no multiedges in the graph (there is at most one edge between any two vertices).
The graph in the input is a cactus.
Write to the output a single integer number - the diameter of the given cactus.
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