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Reports tagged with tree-like proofs:
TR98-035 | 8th May 1998
Maria Luisa Bonet, Juan Luis Esteban, Jan Johannsen

Exponential Separations between Restricted Resolution and Cutting Planes Proof Systems

We prove an exponential lower bound for tree-like Cutting Planes
refutations of a set of clauses which has polynomial size resolution
refutations. This implies an exponential separation between tree-like
and dag-like proofs for both Cutting Planes and resolution; in both
cases only superpolynomial separations were known before.
In order to ... more >>>

TR20-184 | 10th December 2020
Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov

Proof complexity of natural formulas via communication arguments

A canonical communication problem ${\rm Search}(\phi)$ is defined for every unsatisfiable CNF $\phi$: an assignment to the variables of $\phi$ is distributed among the communicating parties, they are to find a clause of $\phi$ falsified by this assignment. Lower bounds on the randomized $k$-party communication complexity of ${\rm Search}(\phi)$ in ... more >>>

TR22-172 | 2nd December 2022
Arkadev Chattopadhyay, Nikhil Mande, Swagato Sanyal, Suhail Sherif

Lifting to Parity Decision Trees Via Stifling

We show that the deterministic decision tree complexity of a (partial) function or relation $f$ lifts to the deterministic parity decision tree (PDT) size complexity of the composed function/relation $f \circ g$ as long as the gadget $g$ satisfies a property that we call stifling. We observe that several simple ... more >>>

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