What, if anything, can be done in linear time?

Yuri Gurevich

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 14:00 (note the unusual weekday)
Cybernetica Bldg (Akadeemia tee 21), room B126

Slides from the talk [pdf]

Abstract: The answer to the title question seems to be "Not much." Even sorting n items takes n log n swaps. In fact, quite a bit can be done in linear time. We start with an illustration of linear-time techniques. Then we sketch the linear-time decision algorithm for propositional primal infon logic. Finally we mention useful extensions of that logic decidable in deterministic or probabilistic linear time.

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