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Correlation in Hard Distributions in Communication Complexity

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Correlation in Hard Distributions in Communication Complexity
We study the effect that the amount of correlation in a bipartite distribution has on the communication complexity of a problem under that distribution. We introduce a new family of complexity measures that interpolates between the two previously studied extreme cases: the (standard) randomised communication complexity and the case of distributional complexity under product distributions. We give a tight characterisation of the randomised complexity of Disjointness under distributions with mutual information k, showing that it is Θ( n(k + 1)) for all 0 ≤ k ≤ n. This smoothly interpolates between the lower bounds of Babai, Frankl and Simon for the product distribution case (k = 0), and the bound of Razborov for the randomised case. The upper bounds improve and generalise what was known for product distributions, and imply that any tight bound for Disjointness needs Ω(n) bits of mutual information in the corresponding distribution. We study the same question in the distributiona...
Ralph Bottesch, Dmitry Gavinsky, Hartmut Klauck
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Type Journal
Year 2015
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Authors Ralph Bottesch, Dmitry Gavinsky, Hartmut Klauck
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