Duality Applied to the Complexity of Matrix Multiplication and Other Bilinear Forms
Hopcroft, John E.; Musinski, J.
The paper considers the complexity of bilinear forms in a noncommutative ring. The dual of a computation is defined and applied to matrix multiplication and other bilinear forms. It is shown that the dual of an optimal computation gives an optimal computation for a dual problem. An nxm by mxp matrix product is shown to be the dual of an nxp by pxm or an mxn by nxp matrix product implyiing that each of the matrix products requires the same number of multiplications to compute. Finally an algorithm for computing a single bilinear form over a noncommutaative ring with a minimum number of multiplications is derived by considering a dual problem.
computer science; technical report
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