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Towards a Theory of Algorithmic Proof Complexity (Invited Talk)

Author Albert Atserias

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Albert Atserias
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, Spain

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Albert Atserias. Towards a Theory of Algorithmic Proof Complexity (Invited Talk). In 49th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 229, pp. 1:1-1:2, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


A possibly unexpected by-product of the mathematical study of the lengths of proofs, as is done in the field of propositional proof complexity, is, I claim, that it may lead to new polynomial-time algorithms. To explain this, I will first recall the origins of proof complexity as a field, and then explain why some of the recent progress in it could lead to some new algorithms.

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  • Theory of computation → Proof complexity
  • proof complexity
  • logic
  • computational complexity


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