Communication Complexity Lower Bounds by Polynomials

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Communication Complexity Lower Bounds by Polynomials
The quantum version of communication complexity allows the two communicating parties to exchange qubits and/or to make use of prior entanglement (shared EPRpairs). Some lower bound techniques are available for qubit communication complexity, but except for the inner product function, no bounds are known for the model with unlimited prior entanglement. We show that the “log rank” lower bound extends to the strongest variant of quantum communication complexity (qubit communication · unlimited prior entanglement). By relating the rank of the communication matrix to properties of polynomials, we are able to derive some strong bounds for exact protocols. In particular, we prove both the “log rank conjecture” and the polynomial equivalence of quantum and classical communication complexity for various classes of functions. We also derive some weaker bounds for bounded-error quantum protocols.
Harry Buhrman, Ronald de Wolf
Added 28 Jul 2010
Updated 28 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Where COCO
Authors Harry Buhrman, Ronald de Wolf
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