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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2022.55
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-158652
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/15865/
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Salamon, András Z. ; Wehar, Michael

Superlinear Lower Bounds Based on ETH

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Abstract

We introduce techniques for proving superlinear conditional lower bounds for polynomial time problems. In particular, we show that CircuitSAT for circuits with m gates and log(m) inputs (denoted by log-CircuitSAT) is not decidable in essentially-linear time unless the exponential time hypothesis (ETH) is false and k-Clique is decidable in essentially-linear time in terms of the graph’s size for all fixed k. Such conditional lower bounds have previously only been demonstrated relative to the strong exponential time hypothesis (SETH). Our results therefore offer significant progress towards proving unconditional superlinear time complexity lower bounds for natural problems in polynomial time.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{salamon_et_al:LIPIcs.STACS.2022.55,
  author =	{Salamon, Andr\'{a}s Z. and Wehar, Michael},
  title =	{{Superlinear Lower Bounds Based on ETH}},
  booktitle =	{39th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2022)},
  pages =	{55:1--55:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-222-8},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{219},
  editor =	{Berenbrink, Petra and Monmege, Benjamin},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/15865},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-158652},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2022.55},
  annote =	{Keywords: Circuit Satisfiability, Conditional Lower Bounds, Exponential Time Hypothesis, Limited Nondeterminism}
}

Keywords: Circuit Satisfiability, Conditional Lower Bounds, Exponential Time Hypothesis, Limited Nondeterminism
Collection: 39th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 09.03.2022


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