L-Printable Sets

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L-Printable Sets
A language is L-printable if there is a logspace algorithm which, on input 1n, prints all members in the language of length n. Following the work of Allender and Rubinstein [SIAM J. Comput., 17 (1988), pp. 1193–1202] on P-printable sets, we present some simple properties of the L-printable sets. This definition of “L-printable” is robust and allows us to give alternate characterizations of the L-printable sets in terms of tally sets and Kolmogorov complexity. In addition, we show that a regular or context-free language is L-printable if and only if it is sparse, and we investigate the relationship between L-printable sets, L-rankable sets (i.e., sets A having a logspace algorithm that, on input x, outputs the number of elements of A that precede x in the standard lexicographic ordering of strings), and the sparse sets in L. We prove that under reasonable complexity-theoretic assumptions, these three classes of sets are all different. We also show that the class of sets of small...
Lance Fortnow, Judy Goldsmith, Matthew A. Levy, St
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Authors Lance Fortnow, Judy Goldsmith, Matthew A. Levy, Stephen R. Mahaney
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