Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with M. Ghaffari, A. Steger and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:15 pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: CAB G51

Speaker: Timon Hertli

Randomized k-SAT counting

We present a zero-error randomized algorithm for #k-SAT by Impagliazzo, Matthews, and Paturi [1]. The algorithm is a corollary to a more general algorithm for bounded depth circuits based on Håstad's switching lemma.

Noteworthy is that this algorithm is much faster (for large k) than the best known determinstic algorithm. The randomized algorithm runs in 2(1-1/(30k))n, whereas the deterministic algorithm takes time approximately 2(1-1/(2^k))n (n denotes the number of variables).

[1] Russell Impagliazzo, William Matthews, and Ramamohan Paturi: A Satisfiability Algorithm for AC0 (SODA, 2012)

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