# On the Time Complexity of the Problem Related to Reducts of Consistent Decision Tables

## Keywords:

Decision Table, Reduct, Relation, Relation Schema, Minimal Set, Time Complexity## Abstract

In recent years, rough set approach computing issues concerningreducts of decision tables have attracted the attention of many researchers.

In this paper, we present the time complexity of an algorithm

computing reducts of decision tables by relational database approach. Let

DS = (U, C ∪ {d}) be a consistent decision table, we say that A ⊆ C is a

relative reduct of DS if A contains a reduct of DS. Let s = <C ∪ {d} , F>

be a relation schema on the attribute set C ∪ {d}, we say that A ⊆ C is

a relative minimal set of the attribute d if A contains a minimal set of d.

Let Qd be the family of all relative reducts of DS, and Pd be the family of

all relative minimal sets of the attribute d on s.

We prove that the problem whether Qd ⊆ Pd is co-NP-complete.

However, the problem whether Pd ⊆ Qd is in P .