Fourier analysis for probabilistic communication complexity

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We use Fourier analysis to get general lower bounds for the probabilistic communication complexity of large classes of functions. We give some examples showing how to use our method in some known cases and for some new functions. Our main tool is an inequality by Kahn, Kalai, and Linial, derived from two lemmas of Beckner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-221
Number of pages17
JournalComputational Complexity
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


  • Fourier analysis
  • Lower-bound
  • Subject classifications: 68Q25, 68Q99
  • complexity


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