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On the Power of Parity Polynomial Time

Cai, Jin-yi; Hemachandra, Lane A.

This paper proves that the complexity class Ef)P, parity polynomial time [PZ83], contains the class of languages accepted by NP machines with few accepting paths. Indeed, Ef)P contains a. broad class of languages accepted by path-restricted nondeterministic machines. In particular, Ef)P contains the polynomial accepting path versions of NP, of the counting hierarchy, and of ModmNP for m > 1. We further prove that the class of nondeterministic path-restricted languages is closed under bounded truth-table reductions.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-274-87
Published Here
November 28, 2011