Questions tagged [communication-complexity]

Questions regarding the amount of communication needed to accomplish a computational task, when the information about the task is spread across several agents

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Communication complexity of edit resilient synchronization

Supposing we have two strings $A$ and $B$ that are both edit distance $\tau$ from each other at two different sites is there a communication complexity model where synchronizing such strings have been ...
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Lower Bound for Nonzero Terms of a Polynomial Fully Sensitive at 0

Every boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n\to \{0,1\}$ can be uniquely represented as a multilinear polynomial $p=\sum_{S\subseteq [n]}c_S \chi_s$ where $\chi_s=\prod_{i\in S}x_i$. A boolean function is ...
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Approximating the sign rank of a matrix

The sign rank of a matrix A with +1,-1 entries is the least rank (over the reals) of a matrix B which has the same sign pattern as A (i.e., $A_{ij}B_{ij}>0$ for all $i,j$). This notion is important in ...
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Communication complexity problems with linear distance

Are there any known (non-trivial) randomized communication complexity lower bounds for natural gap problems in which the 1-inputs are linearly far from the 0-inputs? That is, partial functions $f:\{0,...
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One way communication complexity of multi exact matching

Let Alice have $n$ binary strings, each of length $n$ and let Bob have one binary string of length $n$. Bob has to output $1$ if his string matches any of Alice's exactly and $0$ otherwise. Clearly ...
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One-way randomized complexity of (variants of) Gap-Hamming-Distance?

The $\textsf{GapHammingDistance}$ problem over $\{0,1\}^n$ is defined as follows: Alice (resp. Bob) is given an input $x\in\{0,1\}^n$ (resp, $y\in\{0,1\}^n$), under the promise that their Hamming ...
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Log Rank Conjecture Collaborative Approach [closed]

Recently a post was made in Mathoverflow seeking possible avenues for collaborative projects. I made a proposal for Log Rank conjecture in https://mathoverflow.net/questions/219638/proposals-for-...
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Number of $0/1$-monochromatic rectangles and communication complexity

What is the relation between number $0$-monochromatic rectangles in characteristic matrix and communication complexity? What is the relation between number $1$-monochromatic rectangles in ...
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Communication Complexity with real numbers

I'm looking into communication complexity with real numbers. One problem if we want to define this is that one can encode many real numbers $0.a_1a_2a_3... , 0.b_1b_2b_3..., 0.c_1c_2c_3...$ using only ...
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One-way randomized communication complexity of approximate Hamming distance

If Alice and Bob both have $n$ bit strings, consider a one-way randomized communication problem where Bob has to output with some good probability a number which is within a $(1+\epsilon)$ factor of ...
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A direct-sum theorem for the non-deterministic communication complexity of inequality?

A non-deterministic protocol for the inequality function is a protocol that behaves as follows: Alice and Bob get strings $x,y\in\{0,1\}^n$ respectively, and an untrusted prover is trying to convince ...
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Communication problems for which a deterministic direct-sum theorem is not known to hold

It is an old open problem whether a direct-sum theorem holds for deterministic communication complexity, that is, whether solving $t$ independent instances of a problem is $t$ times harder than ...
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Information complexity of query algorithms?

Information complexity has been a very useful tool in communication complexity, mainly used to lower bound the communication complexity of distributed problems. Is there an analogue of information ...
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Deterministic communication complexity vs partition number

Background: Consider the usual two-party model of communication complexity where Alice and Bob are given $n$-bit strings $x$ and $y$ and have to compute some Boolean function $f(x,y)$, where $f:\{0,1\}...
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Communication complexity of Independent Set game?

Consider the following communication game. Independent Set game Let $[n] = \{0,1,\dots,n-1\}$ and let $r$ be a positive integer smaller than $n/(1+\log n)$. Alice receives a set $X$ of edges, each ...
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Research problems in communication complexity

There have been many open challenges questions in this forum. For instance, Research and open challenges in Programming Language Theory What are current open problems in compiler theory? ...
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On a possible probabilistic log-rank conjecture

The communication matrix of a function $f$ is a $2^{n}\times 2^{n}$ matrix $M_f$ where the indices of the rows (columns) correspond to the inputs of Alice (Bob), and each entry $M_f (a,b)$ is the ...
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Is it possible to prove stronger bounds for the deterministic communication complexity compared to nondeterministic communication complexity?

Inspired by the questions Nondeterministic communication complexity of set disjointness?, I was wondering about the following: Is there an example of a function $f$ where the nondeterministic ...
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Nondeterministic communication complexity of set disjointness?

In the two-party setting, bounds of $\Theta(n)$ bits are known for deterministic and bounded-error randomized protocols for $\text{DISJ}_n$. (Here $\text{DISJ}_n$ is the $n$-element set disjointness ...
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$CIS_G$ problem deterministic lower bound

In notes, http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~toni/Courses/CommComplexity2/Lectures/clique-notes.pdf, it is mentioned towards end of section $4$ that http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=237817 shows that ...
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Minimum communication cost for zero knowledge proofs of three colorability

Goldreich et al.'s proof that three colorability has zero knowledge proofs uses bit commitment for an entire coloring of the graph in each round [1]. If a graph has $n$ vertices and $e$ edges, a ...
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Real representation versus communication complexity

Suppose that Alice and Bob communicate to compute a function $f:\{0,1\}^n\times\{0,1\}^n\rightarrow\{0,1\}$. Does the minimal degree of a real polynomial/rational representation of $f$ play a role for ...
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On the notion of positive rank of a matrix

The positive rank of a square matrix is defined in Theorem $3$ of "Expressing Combinatorial Optimization Problems by Linear Programs" by Mihalis Yannakakis as follows: given a $n\times n$ matrix $A$, ...
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Modern tools deterministic communication applications

Partition number, Fooling-set method along with rank method provide important tools to identify deterministic communication complexity of a function. These techniques were identified some decades ...
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Best communication complexity lower bound of disjointness

It is well known that no deterministic two-party protocol can solve disjointness problem (DISJ) on $n$-bit inputs without sending $n+1$ bits in the worst case (see, e.g., the book by Kushilevitz and ...
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On connecting combinatorial rectangles

In communication complexity one important object is the combinatorial retangle. Given a $0-1$ square matrix $M$, do their exist permutations $\sigma,\pi$ such that $\sigma M\pi$ consists of only ...
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Classification of a specific problem

Is it known that $\mathsf{IP}\notin\mathsf{NP}^{cc}\cup\mathsf{coNP}^{cc}$ where $\mathsf{IP}$ is inner product communication complexity problem? Where is the classification of $\mathsf{IP}$ currently ...
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Partition Number of a Matrix

Given matrix $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$, let the minimum number of monochromatic rectangles it can be partitioned be $p$. Let the positive rank of $M$ be $\sigma$ and the rank be $r$. Is it known ...
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The relationship between QCMA and QMA in the Turing and Communication model

First my background about computational complexity is still beginner. Recent paper published by Klauck and Podder [KP14] show that for the first time an exponential gap between computing partial ...
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Lower bound for NFA accepting 3 letter language

Related to a recent question (Bounds on the size of the smallest NFA for L_k-distinct) Noam Nisan asked for a method to give a better lower bound for the size of an NFA than what we get from ...
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Bounds on the size of the smallest NFA for L_k-distinct

Consider the language $L_{k-distinct}$ consisting of all $k$-letter strings over $\Sigma$ such that no two letters are equal: $$ L_{k-distinct} :=\{w = \sigma_1\sigma_2...\sigma_k \mid \forall i\in[k]...
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Communication Complexity …Classes?

Discussion: I've been spending some personal time lately learning various things in communication complexity. For instance, I've re-familiarized myself with the relevant chapter in Arora/Barak, ...
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Best sources for communication complexity

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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Any evidence that Linial, Shraibman lower bound on quantum communication complexity is not tight?

As far as I know, the factorization norm lower bound given by Linial and Shraibman is essentially the only lower bound known for quantum communication complexity (or at least it subsumes all others). ...
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Zero error randomized communication complexity vs deterministic communication complexity

It is known that for $\Theta(1)$ error the worst case definition of randomized communication complexity and average case definition are equivalent. But when the error is $0$, the worst case randomized ...
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Lower bounds on alternative models of multiparty communication complexity

I'm a newcomer to communication complexity, and so far I've read the chapter in Arora-Barak and some papers giving lower bounds in various applications. A priori the definition of multiparty ...
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Communication complexity of finding common element of two subsets

Suppose that Alice receives a subset $S \subseteq \{1,\dots,n\}$ and Bob receives $T \subseteq \{1,\dots,n\}$. It is promised that $\lvert S \cap T \rvert = 1$. What is the randomized communication ...
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Succinct Representation and Communication complexity

Succinct representation is often used to define NEXP or EXP complete problems. For example, when a graph is given as a circuit to compute the existence of edge between vertex $i,j$ for indices of $i,j$...
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Various conjectures which is similar to Log Rank conjecture

Log rank conjecture is one of the most famous open problems in the area of communication compleixty. Lets consider the two party cdommunication complexity. Alice and Bob have $n$ bit strings $a,b$ , ...
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Testing for equality with zero error

This question comes from what I asked in a comment here, although I realized that I don't actually care about which input is less than the other, if they're different. Alice and Bob have n-bit ...
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Are there efficient black-box constructions of sigma-protocols for SAT?

Is there a known black-box construction for the following implication? non-interactive string commitment that stretches additively by an amount which does not depend on the string being ...
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Testing for positivity instead of equality

Alice and Bob have n-bit strings, and want to figure out if they're equal while doing little communication. The standard randomized solution is to treat the n-bit strings as polynomials of degree $n$ ...
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Communication complexity for deciding associativity

Let $S=${$0,...,n-1$} and $\circ : S \times S \rightarrow S$. I want to compute the communication complexity of deciding whether $\circ$ is associative. The model is the following. $\circ$ is given ...
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Why does the log-rank conjecture use rank over the reals?

In communication complexity, the log-rank conjecture states that $$cc(M) = (\log rk(M))^{O(1)}$$ Where $cc(M)$ is the communication complexity of $M(x,y)$ and $rk(M)$ is the rank of $M$ (as a matrix)...
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“Send Once”-One way Multiparty Communication Complexity

There are plenty results on multiparty communication complexity, and one way protocol which anyone playing communicatin games is able to send one person, is a basic setting. I want to consider more ...
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Streaming Algorithm Lower Bounds by Communication Complexity

I am learning the methods for proving lower bounds on streaming algorithms using communication complexity. My question is about a basic technique to prove lower bounds on streaming models using the ...
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Streaming Algorithms: Motivations for estimating frequency moments

The celebrated AMS paper "The space complexity of approximating the frequency moments" defines the problem as following: Let $a_1, a_2,\dotsc, a_m$ be a sequence of integers where each $a_j \in \{1,2,...
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Delegating all of the work to the prover in $\mathcal{MA}$ protocols

An $\mathcal{MA}$ communication complexity protocol is communication complexity protocol that starts with an omniscient prover that sends a proof (that depends on the the specific input of the players,...
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Communication complexity of random functions with limited independence

Let $X_0, \ldots, X_{2^n-1}$ be $k$-wise independent random $0/1$ variables over a sample space $\Omega$ and $Prob \left[ X_i = 1 \right] = p$ for every $i$ and some $0 < p < 1$. Let assume $n$ ...
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Protocol partition number and deterministic communication complexity

Besides (deterministic) communication complexity $cc(R)$ of a relation $R$, another basic measure for the amount of communication needed is the protocol partition number $pp(R)$. The relation between ...