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MPI-I-93-162

On multi-party communication complexity of random functions

Grolmusz, Vince

MPI-I-93-162. December 1993, 10 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry

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We prove that almost all Boolean function has a high $k$--party communication complexity. The 2--party case was settled by {\it Papadimitriou} and {\it Sipser}.
Proving the $k$--party case needs a deeper investigation of the underlying structure
of the $k$--cylinder--intersections; (the 2--cylinder--intersections are the rectangles).

\noindent First we examine the basic properties of $k$--cylinder--intersections, then an upper estimation is given for their number, which facilitates to prove the lower--bound theorem for the $k$--party communication complexity of randomly chosen Boolean functions. In the last section we extend our results to the $\varepsilon$--distributional communication complexity of random functions.
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@TECHREPORT{Grolmusz93d,
  AUTHOR = {Grolmusz, Vince},
  TITLE = {On multi-party communication complexity of random functions},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-93-162},
  MONTH = {December},
  YEAR = {1993},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},
}