ECCC-Report TR03-011https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2003/011Comments and Revisions published for TR03-011en-usFri, 21 Feb 2003 18:23:18 +0200
Paper TR03-011
| Disjoint NP-Pairs |
Christian Glaßer,
Alan L. Selman,
Samik Sengupta,
Liyu Zhang
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2003/011 We study the question of whether the class DisNP of
disjoint pairs (A, B) of NP-sets contains a complete pair.
The question relates to the question of whether optimal
proof systems exist, and we relate it to the previously
studied question of whether there exists a disjoint pair
of NP-sets that is NP-hard. We show under reasonable
hypotheses that nonsymmetric disjoint NP-pairs exist,
which provides additional evidence for the existence of
P-inseparable disjoint NP-pairs.
We construct an oracle relative to which the class of
disjoint NP-pairs does not have a complete pair,
an oracle relative to which optimal proof systems exist, hence
complete pairs exist, but no pair is NP-hard, and an oracle
relative to which complete pairs exist, but optimal proof systems do
not exist.
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