License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC BY 3.0)
When quoting this document, please refer to the following
DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2020.89
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-124963
Go to the corresponding LIPIcs Volume Portal

Oki, Taihei

On Solving (Non)commutative Weighted Edmonds' Problem

LIPIcs-ICALP-2020-89.pdf (0.5 MB)


In this paper, we consider computing the degree of the Dieudonné determinant of a polynomial matrix A = A_l + A_{l-1} s + ⋯ + A₀ s^l, where each A_d is a linear symbolic matrix, i.e., entries of A_d are affine functions in symbols x₁, …, x_m over a field K. This problem is a natural "weighted analog" of Edmonds' problem, which is to compute the rank of a linear symbolic matrix. Regarding x₁, …, x_m as commutative or noncommutative, two different versions of weighted and unweighted Edmonds' problems can be considered. Deterministic polynomial-time algorithms are unknown for commutative Edmonds' problem and have been proposed recently for noncommutative Edmonds' problem.
The main contribution of this paper is to establish a deterministic polynomial-time reduction from (non)commutative weighted Edmonds' problem to unweighed Edmonds' problem. Our reduction makes use of the discrete Legendre conjugacy between the integer sequences of the maximum degree of minors of A and the rank of linear symbolic matrices obtained from the coefficient matrices of A. Combined with algorithms for noncommutative Edmonds' problem, our reduction yields the first deterministic polynomial-time algorithm for noncommutative weighted Edmonds' problem with polynomial bit-length bounds. We also give a reduction of the degree computation of quasideterminants and its application to the degree computation of noncommutative rational functions.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Taihei Oki},
  title =	{{On Solving (Non)commutative Weighted Edmonds' Problem}},
  booktitle =	{47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2020)},
  pages =	{89:1--89:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-138-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{168},
  editor =	{Artur Czumaj and Anuj Dawar and Emanuela Merelli},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-124963},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2020.89},
  annote =	{Keywords: skew fields, Edmonds' problem, Dieudonn{\'e} determinant, degree computation, Smith - McMillan form, matrix expansion, discrete Legendre conjugacy}

Keywords: skew fields, Edmonds' problem, Dieudonné determinant, degree computation, Smith - McMillan form, matrix expansion, discrete Legendre conjugacy
Collection: 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 29.06.2020

DROPS-Home | Fulltext Search | Imprint | Privacy Published by LZI