Unification of lower-bound analyses of the lift-and-project rank of combinatorial optimization polyhedra

We present a unifying framework to establish a lower-bound on the number of semidefinite programming based, lift-and-project iterations (rank) for computing the convex hull of the feasible solutions of various combinatorial optimization problems. This framework is based on the maps which are commutative with the lift-and-project operators. Some special commutative maps were originally observed by … Read more