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Disjoint NP-pairs from propositional proof systems

Beyersdorff, O (2006) Disjoint NP-pairs from propositional proof systems. In: Cai, J, Cooper, SB and Li, A, (eds.) Theory and Applications of Models of Computation, Third International Conference, TAMC 2006, Proceedings. Third International Conference, TAMC, 15-20 May 2006, Bejing, China. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3959 . Springer Verlag , 236 - 247 . ISBN 3-540-34021-1

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For a proof system P we introduce the complexity class DNPP(P) of all disjoint NP-pairs for which the disjointness of the pair is efficiently provable in the proof system P. We exhibit structural properties of proof systems which make the previously defined canonical NP-pairs of these proof systems hard or complete for DNPP(P). Moreover we demonstrate that non-equivalent proof systems can have equivalent canonical pairs and that depending on the properties of the proof systems different scenarios for DNPP(P) and the reductions between the canonical pairs exist.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006, Springer Verlag. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Theory and Applications of Models of Computation. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds) > Institute for Computational and Systems Science (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 12:18
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 23:46
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11750321_23
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Identification Number: 10.1007/11750321_23
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74799

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