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What are some of the best sources (books and papers) to motivate and learn communication complexity on its own and in connection with its relation to computational complexity theory?

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  • Eyal Kushilevitz and Noam Nisan, "Communication Complexity", 2006.

  • Stasys Jukna, "Boolean Function Complexity: Advances and Frontiers", 2012. (Part II of the book is dedicated to Communication Complexity.)


Lecture Notes:

Also check Sasha's remarks about communication complexity.

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The recent book by Stasys Jukna is fantastic… –  Marcos Villagra Mar 7 '14 at 1:17
I've also found the old (1990) survey by Lovász useful for its conceptual stance; it is available from his web page at –  András Salamon Mar 7 '14 at 11:12
A more recent reference by Lee and Shraibman, also covers the methods to prove lower bound on quantum communication complexity –  pyao Mar 7 '14 at 22:42

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