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Characterizingco-NLby a group action

Aubert, Clément; Seiller, Thomas

In a recent paper, Girard proposes to use his recent construction of a geometry of interaction in the hyperfinite factor in an innovative way to characterize complexity classes. We begin by giving a detailed explanation of both the choices and the motivations of Girard's definitions. We then provide a complete proof that the complexity class co-NL can be characterized using this new approach. We introduce as a technical tool the non-deterministic pointer machine, a concrete model to computes algorithms. ; Comment: To appear in Mathematical Structures in Computer Science

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