Linear Level Lasserre Lower Bounds for Certain k-CSPs

@article{Schoenebeck2008LinearLL,
  title={Linear Level Lasserre Lower Bounds for Certain k-CSPs},
  author={Grant Robert Schoenebeck},
  journal={2008 49th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science},
  year={2008},
  pages={593-602}
}
  • G. Schoenebeck
  • Published 25 October 2008
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • 2008 49th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
We show that for kges3 even the Omega(n) level of the Lasserre hierarchy cannot disprove a random k-CSP instance over any predicate type implied by k-XOR constraints, for example k-SAT or k-XOR. (One constant is said to imply another if the latter is true whenever the former is. For example k-XOR constraints imply k-CNF constraints.) As a result the Omega(n) level Lasserre relaxation fails to approximate such CSPs betterthan the trivial, random algorithm. As corollaries, we obtain Omega(n… 

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