Biclique coverings, rectifier networks and the cost of ε-removal [article]

Szabolcs Iván, Ádám Dániel Lelkes, Judit Nagy-György, Balázs Szörényi, György Turán
2014 arXiv   pre-print
We relate two complexity notions of bipartite graphs: the minimal weight biclique covering number Cov(G) and the minimal rectifier network size Rect(G) of a bipartite graph G. We show that there exist graphs with Cov(G)≥Rect(G)^3/2-ϵ. As a corollary, we establish that there exist nondeterministic finite automata (NFAs) with ε-transitions, having n transitions total such that the smallest equivalent ε-free NFA has Ω(n^3/2-ϵ) transitions. We also formulate a version of previous bounds for the
more » ... hted set cover problem and discuss its connections to giving upper bounds for the possible blow-up.
arXiv:1406.0017v1 fatcat:ywaxx47yrbf4lgzkmr6fbb26yi