Boolean function monotonicity testing requires (almost) n1/2 non-adaptive queries

Xi Chen, Anindya De, Rocco A. Servedio, Li Yang Tan

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We prove a lower bound of Ω(n1/2-c), for all c > 0, on the query complexity of (two-sided error) non-adaptive algorithms for testing whether an n-variable Boolean function is monotone versus constant-far from monotone. This improves a Ω(n 1/5 ) lower bound for the same problem that was obtained in [6], and is very close to the recent upper bound of Õ(n1/22 ) by Khot et al. [13].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSTOC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335362
StatePublished - Jun 14 2015
Event47th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
ISSN (Print)0737-8017


Other47th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 2015
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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