25th Annual Symposium onFoundations of Computer Science, 1984. (1984)
Singer Island, FL
Oct. 24, 1984 to Oct. 26, 1984
J. Balcazar , Universitat Politecnica de Barcelona
We show that several questions about the polynomial-time hierarchy can be answered by answering their counterparts for the polynomial-time hierarchy relativized to an arbitrary sparse oracle set. For each of these questions, the answer will be the same for the hierarchy relativized to S/sub 1/ as it will be for the hierarchy relativized to S/sub 2/ for any choice of S/sub 1/ and S/sub 2/ that are sparse sets, including the choice of S/sub 1/ being empty and S/sub 2/ being nonempty but sparse.
A. Selman, J. Balcazar, U. Schoning, T. Long and R. Book, "Sparse Oracles And Uniform Complexity Classes," 25th Annual Symposium onFoundations of Computer Science, 1984.(FOCS), Singer Island, FL, 1984, pp. 308-311.