Detecting monomials with k distinct variables
(2015) In Information Processing Letters 115(2). p.8286 Abstract
 We study the complexity of detecting monomials with special properties in the sumproduct expansion of a polynomial represented by an arithmetic circuit of size polynomial in the number of input variables and using only multiplication and addition. We focus on monomial properties expressed in terms of the number of distinct variables occurring in a monomial. Our first result is a randomized FPT algorithm for detection of a monomial having at least k distinct variables, parametrized with respect to k. For a more restricted class of circuits, we can also provide a deterministic FPT algorithm for detection of a monomial having at most k distinct variables parametrized by the degree of the polynomial represented by the input circuit.... (More)
 We study the complexity of detecting monomials with special properties in the sumproduct expansion of a polynomial represented by an arithmetic circuit of size polynomial in the number of input variables and using only multiplication and addition. We focus on monomial properties expressed in terms of the number of distinct variables occurring in a monomial. Our first result is a randomized FPT algorithm for detection of a monomial having at least k distinct variables, parametrized with respect to k. For a more restricted class of circuits, we can also provide a deterministic FPT algorithm for detection of a monomial having at most k distinct variables parametrized by the degree of the polynomial represented by the input circuit. Furthermore, we derive several hardness results on detection of monomials with such properties within exact, parametrized and approximation complexity. In particular, we observe that the detection of a monomial having at most k distinct variables is W[2]hard for the parameter k. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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 Floderus, Peter ^{LU} ; Lingas, Andrzej ^{LU} ; Persson, Mia ^{LU} and Sledneu, Dzmitry ^{LU}
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 2015
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 published
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 keywords
 Algorithms, Polynomial, Monomial, Arithmetic circuit, Parametrized, complexity, Approximation hardness
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 Information Processing Letters
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 115
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 2
 pages
 82  86
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 Elsevier
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 wos:000346225300002
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 ISSN
 00200190
 DOI
 10.1016/j.ipl.2014.07.003
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 English
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