Unique end of potential line

John Fearnley, Spencer Gordon, Ruta Mehta, Rahul Savani

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Abstract

The complexity class CLS was proposed by Daskalakis and Papadimitriou in 2011 to understand the complexity of important NP search problems that admit both path following and potential optimizing algorithms. Here we identify a subclass of CLS - called UniqueEOPL - that applies a more specific combinatorial principle that guarantees unique solutions. We show that UniqueEOPL contains several important problems such as the P-matrix Linear Complementarity Problem, finding Fixed Point of Contraction Maps, and solving Unique Sink Orientations (USOs). UniqueEOPL seems to a proper subclass of CLS and looks more likely to be the right class for the problems of interest. We identify a problem - closely related to solving contraction maps and USOs - that is complete for UniqueEOPL. Our results also give the fastest randomised algorithm for P-matrix LCP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP 2019
EditorsChristel Baier, Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Paola Flocchini, Stefano Leonardi
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783959771092
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019
Event46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP 2019 - Patras, Greece
Duration: Jul 9 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs
Volume132
ISSN (Print)1868-8969

Conference

Conference46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP 2019
CountryGreece
CityPatras
Period7/9/197/12/19

Keywords

  • Continuous local search
  • Contraction map
  • P-matrix linear complementarity problem
  • TFNP
  • Total search problems
  • Unique sink orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Fearnley, J., Gordon, S., Mehta, R., & Savani, R. (2019). Unique end of potential line. In C. Baier, I. Chatzigiannakis, P. Flocchini, & S. Leonardi (Eds.), 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP 2019 [56] (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs; Vol. 132). Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2019.56