Reference:
Kimmo Varpaaniemi. Towards ambitious approximation algorithms in stubborn set optimization. Fundamenta Informaticae (Annales Societatis Mathematicae Polonae, Series IV), 54(2–3):279–294, February 2003. IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Abstract:
This article continues research on the stubborn set method that constructs onthefly a reduced LTS that is CFFDequivalent to the parallel composition of given LTSs. In particular, minimization of the number of successor states of a given state is reconsidered. The earlier suggested and/orgraph approach requires solving #Pcomplete counting problems in order to get the weights for the vertices of the and/orgraph. The ``branchandbound'' decision problem corresponding to the minimization of the sum of the computed weights is ``only'' NPcomplete. Unfortunately, #Pcomplete counting does not seem easily avoidable in the general case because it is PPcomplete to check whether a given stubborn set produces at most as many successor states as another given stubborn set. Instead of solving each of the subproblems, one could think of computing approximate solutions in such a way that the total effect of the approximations is a useful approximation itself.
Keywords:
LTSs, stubborn sets, and/orgraphs, approximability in optimization and counting
Suggested BibTeX entry:
@article{VarpaaniemiKimmoVrpFI3,
author = {Kimmo Varpaaniemi},
journal = {Fundamenta Informaticae (Annales Societatis Mathematicae Polonae, Series IV)},
month = {February},
note = {IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands},
number = {23},
pages = {279294},
title = {{T}owards Ambitious Approximation Algorithms in Stubborn Set Optimization},
volume = {54},
year = {2003},
}
