Till Tantau

This paper introduces logspace optimisation problems as

analogues of the well-studied polynomial-time optimisation

problems. Similarly to them, logspace

optimisation problems can have vastly different approximation

properties, even though the underlying existence and budget problems

have the same computational complexity. Numerous natural problems

are presented that exhibit such a varying ...
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Eric Allender, Michael Bauland, Neil Immerman, Henning Schnoor, Heribert Vollmer

Schaefer proved in 1978 that the Boolean constraint satisfaction problem for a given constraint language is either in P or is NP-complete, and identified all tractable cases. Schaefer's dichotomy theorem actually shows that there are at most two constraint satisfaction problems, up to polynomial-time isomorphism (and these isomorphism types are ... more >>>

Eric Allender, David Mix Barrington, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Samir Datta, Sambuddha Roy

We study the complexity of restricted versions of st-connectivity, which is the standard complete problem for NL. Grid graphs are a useful tool in this regard, since

* reachability on grid graphs is logspace-equivalent to reachability in general planar digraphs, and

* reachability on certain classes of grid graphs gives ...
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Tanmoy Chakraborty, Samir Datta

A monotone planar circuit (MPC) is a Boolean circuit that can be

embedded in a plane, and that has only AND and OR

gates. Yang showed that the one-input-face

monotone planar circuit value problem (MPCVP) is in NC^2, and

Limaye et. al. improved the bound to ...
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Laszlo Egri, Benoit Larose, Pascal Tesson

We introduce symmetric Datalog, a syntactic restriction of linear

Datalog and show that its expressive power is exactly that of

restricted symmetric monotone Krom SNP. The deep result of

Reingold on the complexity of undirected

connectivity suffices to show that symmetric Datalog queries can be

evaluated in logarithmic space. We ...
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Derrick Stolee, Chris Bourke, N. V. Vinodchandran

Designing algorithms that use logarithmic space for graph reachability problems is fundamental to complexity theory. It is well known that for general directed graphs this problem is equivalent to the NL vs L problem. For planar graphs, the question is not settled. Showing that the planar reachability problem is NL-complete ... more >>>

Jan Kyncl, Tomas Vyskocil

Directed reachability (or briefly reachability) is the following decision problem: given a directed graph G and two of its vertices s,t, determine whether there is a directed path from s to t in G. Directed reachability is a standard complete problem for the complexity class NL. Planar reachability is an ... more >>>

Michael Elberfeld, Andreas Jakoby, Till Tantau

Bodlaender's Theorem states that for every $k$ there is a linear-time algorithm that decides whether an input graph has tree width~$k$ and, if so, computes a width-$k$ tree composition. Courcelle's Theorem builds on Bodlaender's Theorem and states that for every monadic second-order formula $\phi$ and for

every $k$ there is ...
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Samir Datta, Gautam Prakriya

Planarity Testing is the problem of determining whether a given graph is planar while planar embedding is the corresponding construction problem.

The bounded space complexity of these problems has been determined to be Logspace by Allender and Mahajan with the aid of Reingold's result . Unfortunately, the algorithm is quite ...
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Sebastian Kuhnert, Johannes Köbler, Osamu Watanabe

We consider the problem of finding interval representations of graphs that additionally respect given interval lengths and/or pairwise intersection lengths, which are represented as weight functions on the vertices and edges, respectively. Pe'er and Shamir proved that the problem is NP-complete if only the former are given [SIAM J. Discr. ... more >>>

Shiva Kintali, Sinziana Munteanu

We present a logspace algorithm to compute path decompositions of bounded pathwidth graphs, thus settling its complexity. Prior to our work, the best known upper bound to compute such decompositions was linear time. We also show that deciding if the pathwidth of a graph is at most a given constant ... more >>>

Anat Ganor, Ran Raz

In 1989, Babai, Nisan and Szegedy [BNS92] gave a construction of a pseudorandom generator for logspace, based on lower bounds for multiparty communication complexity. The seed length of their pseudorandom generator was $2^{\Theta(\sqrt n)}\,\,\,$, because the best lower bounds for multiparty communication complexity are relatively weak. Subsequently, pseudorandom generators for ... more >>>

Dean Doron, Amir Sarid, Amnon Ta-Shma

Approximating the eigenvalues of a Hermitian operator can be solved

by a quantum logspace algorithm. We introduce the problem of

approximating the eigenvalues of a given matrix in the context of

classical space-bounded computation. We show that:

- Approximating the second eigenvalue of stochastic operators (in a

certain range of ...
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Vaibhav Krishan, Nutan Limaye

In this work we study the problem of efficiently isolating witnesses for the complexity classes NL and LogCFL, which are two well-studied complexity classes contained in P. We prove that if there is a L/poly randomized procedure with success probability at least 2/3 for isolating an s-t path in a ... more >>>

Dean Doron, Francois Le Gall, Amnon Ta-Shma

A recent series of breakthroughs initiated by Spielman and Teng culminated in the construction of nearly linear time Laplacian solvers, approximating the solution of a linear system $L x=b$, where $L$ is the normalized Laplacian of an undirected graph. In this paper we study the space complexity of the problem.

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Chetan Gupta, Rahul Jain, Vimal Raj Sharma, Raghunath Tewari

The catalytic Turing machine is a model of computation defined by Buhrman, Cleve,

Kouck, Loff, and Speelman (STOC 2014). Compared to the classical space-bounded Turing

machine, this model has an extra space which is filled with arbitrary content in addition

to the clean space. In such a model we study ...
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Samir Datta, Chetan Gupta, Rahul Jain, Vimal Raj Sharma, Raghunath Tewari

A catalytic Turing machine is a model of computation that is created by equipping a Turing machine with an additional auxiliary tape which is initially filled with arbitrary content; the machine can read or write on auxiliary tape during the computation but when it halts auxiliary tape’s initial content must ... more >>>

Chetan Gupta, Vimal Raj Sharma, Raghunath Tewari

We show that given an embedding of an O(log n) genus bipartite graph, one can construct an edge weight function in logarithmic space, with respect to which the minimum weight perfect matching in the graph is unique, if one exists.

As a consequence, we obtain that deciding whether the ... more >>>