This paper deals with computation trees over an arbitrary structure consisting of a set along with collections of functions and predicates that are defined on it. It is devoted to the comparative analysis of three parameters of problems with n input variables over this structure: the complexity of a problem description, the minimum complexity of a computation tree solving this problem deterministically, and the minimum complexity of a computation tree solving this problem nondeterministically. Rough classification of relationships among these parameters is considered and all possible seven types of these relations are enumerated. The changes of relation types with the growth of the number n of input variables are studied.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. The author is grateful to the anonymous reviewer for useful comments and suggestions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics