Testing the complexity of a valued CSP language

V. Kolmogorov, in:, 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2019, p. 77:1-77:12.

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A Valued Constraint Satisfaction Problem (VCSP) provides a common framework that can express a wide range of discrete optimization problems. A VCSP instance is given by a finite set of variables, a finite domain of labels, and an objective function to be minimized. This function is represented as a sum of terms where each term depends on a subset of the variables. To obtain different classes of optimization problems, one can restrict all terms to come from a fixed set Γ of cost functions, called a language. Recent breakthrough results have established a complete complexity classification of such classes with respect to language Γ: if all cost functions in Γ satisfy a certain algebraic condition then all Γ-instances can be solved in polynomial time, otherwise the problem is NP-hard. Unfortunately, testing this condition for a given language Γ is known to be NP-hard. We thus study exponential algorithms for this meta-problem. We show that the tractability condition of a finite-valued language Γ can be tested in O(3‾√3|D|⋅poly(size(Γ))) time, where D is the domain of Γ and poly(⋅) is some fixed polynomial. We also obtain a matching lower bound under the Strong Exponential Time Hypothesis (SETH). More precisely, we prove that for any constant δ<1 there is no O(3‾√3δ|D|) algorithm, assuming that SETH holds.
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2019-07-01
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46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming
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132
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77:1-77:12
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ICALP 2019: International Colloquim on Automata, Languages and Programming
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Patras, Greece
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2019-07-08 – 2019-07-12
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Kolmogorov V. Testing the complexity of a valued CSP language. In: 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming. Vol 132. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik; 2019:77:1-77:12. doi:10.4230/LIPICS.ICALP.2019.77
Kolmogorov, V. (2019). Testing the complexity of a valued CSP language. In 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (Vol. 132, p. 77:1-77:12). Patras, Greece: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPICS.ICALP.2019.77
Kolmogorov, Vladimir. “Testing the Complexity of a Valued CSP Language.” In 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, 132:77:1-77:12. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPICS.ICALP.2019.77.
V. Kolmogorov, “Testing the complexity of a valued CSP language,” in 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, Patras, Greece, 2019, vol. 132, p. 77:1-77:12.
Kolmogorov V. 2019. Testing the complexity of a valued CSP language. 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming. ICALP 2019: International Colloquim on Automata, Languages and Programming, LIPIcs, vol. 132. 77:1-77:12.
Kolmogorov, Vladimir. “Testing the Complexity of a Valued CSP Language.” 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, vol. 132, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2019, p. 77:1-77:12, doi:10.4230/LIPICS.ICALP.2019.77.
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