On the complexity of the discrete logarithm for a general finite group

Tatsuaki Okamoto, Kouichi Sakurai, Hiroki Shizuya

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Abstract

GDL is the language whose membership problem is polynomial-time Turing equivalent to the discrete logarithm problem for a general finite group G. This paper gives a characterization of GDL from the viewpoint of computational complexity theory. It is shown that GDL ε NP ∩ co-AM, assuming that G is in NP ∩ co-NP, and that the group law operation of G can be executed in polynomial time of the element size. Furthermore, as a natural probabilistic extension, the complexity of GDL is investigated under the assumption that the group law operation is executed in an expected polynomial time of the element size. In this case, it is shown that GDL ε MA ∩ co-AM if G ε MA ∩ co-MA. As a consequence, we show that GDL is not NP-complete unless the polynomial time hierarchy collapses to the second level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
VolumeE79-A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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