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Publications [#348700] of Benjamin Rossman

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  1. Dawar, A; Richerby, D; Rossman, B, Choiceless polynomial time, counting and the cai-fürer-immerman graphs: (Extended abstract), Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 143 no. SPEC. ISS. (January, 2006), pp. 13-26 [doi]
    (last updated on 2023/05/29)

    We consider Choiceless Polynomial Time (C̃PT), a language introduced by Blass, Gurevich and Shelah, and show that it can express a query originally constructed by Cai, Fürer and Immerman to separate fixed-point logic with counting (IFP + C) from P. This settles a question posed by Blass et al. The program we present uses sets of unbounded finite rank: we demonstrate that this is necessary by showing that the query cannot be computed by any program that has a constant bound on the rank of sets used, even in C̃PT(Card), an extension of C̃PT with counting. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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