Vinay Deolalikar is standing by his {\mathsf{P} \neq \mathsf{NP}} claim and proof. He and I have been exchanging e-mails, and as noted in the. Possible fatal flaws in the finite model part of Deolalikar’s proof Neil Immerman is one of the world’s experts on Finite Model Theory. He used. An update on the P not equal to NP proof Timothy Gowers, Gil Kalai, Ken Regan, Terence Tao, and Suresh Venkatasubramanian are some of.

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This reeks of bombastic pseudoscience. A distribution on n variates will deolalikaf said to have irreducible O n correlations if there exist correlations between O n variates that do not permit factorization into smaller scopes through conditional independencies.

Suppose the input to the formula is where each is a single boolean bit. I was a student under Fred! If not, then as suggested above he may be separating NP from some lower-level complexity class where Gaussian elimination is impossible somewhere below DET?

P versus NP problem

It could have been nice to see Wave used for such a discussion just a few week before it is shut down by Google. Can anyone point me to where deopalikar is done? Think of f and g as samplers defining distributions on n-cube: The precise statement of the P versus NP problem was introduced in by Stephen Cook in his seminal paper “The complexity of theorem proving procedures” [2] and independently by Leonid Levin in [3] and is considered by many to be the most important open problem in computer science.

The Group has decided reolalikar now to let things go along in the current ad hoc fashion. Outsiders, unencumbered by baggage, sometimes come through with good ideas. But clearly he wants number of parameters that is exponential. No algorithm for any NP -complete problem is known to run in polynomial time. To phrase it another way, consider the following excerpt from the paper describing part of the strategy Page 92, third draft:.


Sorry but this analogy is incorrect.

The statement that random k-SAT requires too many parameters should have a hole. The solution space of k-SAT is not polylog-parametrizable.

These barriers are another reason why NP -complete problems are useful: So there does not appear to be a separation between SAT hp P here.

The informal term quicklyused above, means the existence of an algorithm solving the task that runs in polynomial timesuch that the time to complete the task varies as a polynomial function on ddolalikar size deolallikar the input to the algorithm as opposed to, say, exponential time. People analyzed and supplied the details. Open Problems Do these ideas help Vinay? I still do not know for sure what to conclude about this.

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To us, this resembles a grand superbowl match, more exciting than any i can recollect. It is known deollikar under general conditions on T, any AE sentence provable in T is already provable in T- and there is an explicit conversion method for this, known as the A-translation. I also think that after the euphoria of the last few days passes, maybe the serious slog to understand this can continue without the heightened nervousness and excitement that causes people to overreact to silences or changes of deolaikar on a page.

I will call them the Group today—I hope that is okay.

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Is this such a proof? I think we owe Vinay a thanks, no matter what the final outcome is.

I took a quick glance at the references you mention Kenneth W. Perhaps this explains the end result. How can one, given a family of distributions determine number of parameters that he speaks of?

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Given the current state of publicity, it is possible that it will generate an entirely new class of faulty arguments by a much broader group of people and we will need some like Yannakakis to provide a nail in the coffin in the approach in order to deal quickly with its inevitable imitators.

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Ultimately, most researchers believe it should be up to the author of that proof to demonstrate why these long-held intuitions must now be false, perhaps by giving alternative intuitions that explain the new proof. Even the latter has not been formalized, it is no more than a hunch.

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We could define complexity of Z T in some way so that all polynomial algorithms, via deoalikar, would allow us to compute Z T easily. The internet has changed the way things are done a bit, but not so much after all, this is still refereeing and animated discussions etc.

There would have been no press coverage. Formally, a solution space obeys property A if it can be efficiently defined by a special family of LFP formulae, the monadic formulae and there may be additional requirements as well, such as those relating to order.

This is basically my objection in the wiki: Also, one other source of objection was the model theory aspect, and especially the detailed critique provided by Steven Lindell see the wiki. If one NP-complete problem is not in P, then the question is answered.