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Fine-Grained Hardness for Undirected Hamiltonicity

The fastest known algorithm for detecting Hamiltonian cycles in directed graphs on $n$ nodes runs in essentially $2^n\text{poly}(n)$ time. However, for undirected graphs on $n$ nodes, there is an ...

cc.complexity-theory ds.algorithms graph-algorithms hamiltonian-paths fine-grained  
asked by Naysh 5 votes

Complexity of NFA to DFA minimization with binary threshold

What is the complexity of the following problem? Given an NFA $A$ and a number $k\in \mathbb{N}$ in binary encoding, does there exist a DFA $B$ with at most $k$ states such that $L(A)=L(B)$? ...

automata-theory minimization  
asked by Shaull 4 votes

Lower bound for the OR problem

Let us have booleans $x_1, \cdots, x_n$. Any algorithm that determines $\bigvee_1^n x_i$ with probability at least $2/3$ requires $\Omega(n)$ time. It is not too difficult to prove this, but the proof ...

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asked by user2316602 2 votes

Does a graph resulting from the union of triangles has a particular name?

I have different simple triangle graphs. As an instance, $G_1=(V_1,E_1)=(\{1,2,3\},\{\{1,2\},\{2,3\},\{3,1\}\})$ and $G_2=(V_2,E_2)=(\{1,4,5\},\{\{1,4\},\{4,5\},\{5,1\}\})$. The union of both graphs ...

graph-theory ds.data-structures  
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exact path cover for undirected graph

In a Python plotting application, I have an undirected connected graph, not necessarily simple, that I'd like to cover with paths such that each edge is contained in exactly one path. The number of ...

graph-theory graph-algorithms  
asked by Nico Schlömer 2 votes
answered by Chandra Chekuri 3 votes

Regular Expressions that converts into unambiguous automata

Brüggemann-Klein and Wood (1992) proved that a certain kind of regular expressions, that they call “Deterministic Regular expressions”, when converted into automata using the Glushkov's Construction, ...

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asked by ricardorr 2 votes
answered by MRC 4 votes

Fastest Known Algorithm for $k$-Dimensional Matching and $k$-Exact Cover

Given a $k$-uniform hypergraph $G$ (i.e., each edge of $G$ contains precisely $k$ vertices) on $n$ vertices, the $k$-Exact Cover problem is the task of deciding if there exists $n/k$ edges in $G$ ...

cc.complexity-theory ds.algorithms graph-algorithms parameterized-complexity exp-time-algorithms  
asked by Naysh 1 vote

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Quantum computing project ideas

I'm undergraduate computer science student and I'm currently planning for my graduation project. I need some ideas in quantum computing field. any help?

quantum-computing soft-question  
asked by Deyaa 16 votes

Problems Between P and NPC

Factoring and graph isomorphism are problems in NP that are not known to be in P nor to be NP-Complete. What are some other (sufficiently different) natural problems that share this property? ...

cc.complexity-theory np-hardness big-list np-intermediate  
asked by Lev Reyzin 134 votes
answered by Lev Reyzin 110 votes

To what extent is "advanced mathematics" needed/useful in A.I. research?

I am currently studying mathematics. However, I don't think I want to become a professional mathematician in the future. I am thinking of applying my knowledge of mathematics to do research in ...

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asked by Max Muller 27 votes
answered by Andrej Bauer 64 votes

What is the actual time complexity of Gaussian elimination?

In an answer to an earlier question, I mentioned the common but false belief that “Gaussian” elimination runs in $O(n^3)$ time. While it is obvious that the algorithm uses $O(n^3)$ arithmetic ...

cc.complexity-theory ds.algorithms reference-request linear-algebra  
asked by Jeffε 86 votes
answered by Elias 41 votes

Universal Approximation Theorem — Neural Networks

I posted this earlier on MSE, but it was suggested that here may be a better place to ask. Universal approximation theorem states that "the standard multilayer feed-forward network with a single ...

approximation-algorithms ne.neural-evol na.numerical-analysis  
asked by Matt Munson 24 votes
answered by matus 27 votes

Applications of Game theory in computer science?

As a computer science student, I have been introduced to game theory, but not seen much detail on the subject. I have searched on Google and looked at some books about game theory and they provided ...

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asked by S. M. Shahinul Islam 16 votes
answered by Jeffε 23 votes

What would a very simple quantum program look like?

In light of the announcement of the world's first programmable quantum photonic chip, I was wondering just what software for a computer that uses quantum entanglement would be like. One of the first ...

quantum-computing  
asked by xpda 77 votes
answered by Beef 60 votes
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