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[Computational Complexity] What is your best paper? Ambigous!

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  • GASARCH
    I sometimes ask people What is your best paper? This question is actually ambigous. Here are criteria that you can use. - Most important to the public. E.g., a
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      I sometimes ask people
      What is your best paper?
      This question is actually ambigous. Here are criteria that you can use.
      1. Most important to the public. E.g., a big breakthrough people care about.
      2. Most important in your view E.g., a big breakthrough on a problem that you care about, but perhaps others do not.
      3. Most citations. This might be the same as important to public but may take more time to be evident as such. This one is verifiable!
      4. You are personally attatched to it ind. of what the public things. E.g., you are delighted that it used theorms in p-adic cohomology to solve a problem in number theory, but nobody else cares.
      5. You had a big contribution to it.
      6. You liked how it evolved.
      Hence, if someone asks what your best paper is, ask them to clarify the question. Or give them 5 answers.~

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      Posted By GASARCH to Computational Complexity at 11/21/2008 10:55:00 AM
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