Graphs and Circuits: Some Further Remarks

Author Stasys Jukna

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Stasys Jukna. Graphs and Circuits: Some Further Remarks. In Complexity of Boolean Functions. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 6111, pp. 1-16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2006)


We consider the power of single level circuits in the context of graph complexity. We first prove that the single level conjecture fails for fanin-$2$ circuits over the basis ${oplus,land,1}$. This shows that the (surpisingly tight) phenomenon, established by Mirwald and Schnorr (1992) for quadratic functions, has no analogon for graphs. We then show that the single level conjecture fails for unbounded fanin circuits over ${lor,land,1}$. This partially answers the question of Pudl'ak, R"odl and Savick'y (1986). We also prove that $Sigma_2 eq Pi_2$ in a restricted version of the hierarhy of communication complexity classes introduced by Babai, Frankl and Simon (1986). Further, we show that even depth-$2$ circuits are surprisingly powerful: every bipartite $n imes n$ graph of maximum degree $Delta$ can be represented by a monotone CNF with $O(Deltalog n)$ clauses. We also discuss a relation between graphs and $ACC$-circuits.
  • Graph complexity
  • single level conjecture
  • Sylvester graphs
  • communication complexity
  • ACC-circuits


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