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Author Liberatore, Paolo
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Compilability ♦ Preprocessing
Abstract The idea of preprocessing part of the input of a problem in order to improve efficiency has been employed by several researchers in several areas of computer science. In this article, we show sufficient conditions to prove that an intractable problem cannot be efficiently solved even allowing an exponentially long preprocessing phase. The generality of such conditions is shown by applying them to various problems coming from different fields. While the results may seem to discourage the use of compilation, we present some evidence that such negative results are useful in practice.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-11-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 6
Page Count 35
Starting Page 1091
Ending Page 1125


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