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TR01-017 | 14th February 2001 00:00

A Hierarchy Result for Read-Once Branching Programs with Restricted Parity Nondeterminism

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TR01-017
Authors: Petr Savicky, Detlef Sieling
Publication: 19th February 2001 14:37
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Abstract:

Restricted branching programs are considered in complexity theory in
order to study the space complexity of sequential computations and
in applications as a data structure for Boolean functions. In this
paper (\oplus,k)-branching programs and (\vee,k)-branching
programs are considered, i.e., branching programs starting with a
\oplus- (or \vee-)node with a fan-out of k whose successors
are k read-once branching programs. This model is motivated by the
investigation of the power of nondeterminism in branching programs
and of similar variants that have been considered as a data
structure. Lower bound methods and hierarchy results
for polynomial size (\oplus,k)- and (\vee,k)-branching programs
with respect to k are presented.



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