The Partition Bound for Classical Communication Complexity and Query Complexity
|Affiliation:||National University of Singapore|
|Room:||Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 5158|
We describe new lower bounds for randomized communication complexity and query complexity which we call the partition bounds. They are expressed as the optimum value of linear programs. For communication complexity we show that the partition bound is stronger than both the rectangle/corruption bound and the \gamma_2/generalized discrepancy bounds. In the model of query complexity we show that the partition bound is stronger than the approximate polynomial degree and classical adversary bounds. We also exhibit an example where the partition bound is quadratically larger than polynomial degree and classical adversary bounds.
Joint work with Hartmut Klauck.
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