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Seventh Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1992)

Paper: Deterministic vs. nondeterministic transitive closure logic (at LICS 1992)

Authors: Erich Grädel Gregory L. McColm

Abstract

It is shown that transitive closure logic (FO+TC) is strictly more powerful than deterministic transitive closure logic (FO+DTC) on unordered structures. In fact, on certain classes of graphs, such as hypercubes or regular graphs of large degree and girth, every query in (FO+DTC) is first-order expressible. On the other hand, there are simple (FO+pos TC) queries on these classes that cannot be defined by first-order formulas

BibTeX

  @InProceedings{GrdelMcColm-Deterministicvsnond,
    author = 	 {Erich Grädel and Gregory L. McColm},
    title = 	 {Deterministic vs. nondeterministic transitive closure logic},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Seventh Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1992)},
    year =	 {1992},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {58--63},
    location =   {Santa Cruz, CA, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}
  }
   

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