ECCC-Report TR14-153https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153Comments and Revisions published for TR14-153en-usMon, 22 Jan 2024 22:38:17 +0200
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| Communication with Imperfectly Shared Randomness |
Clement Canonne,
Madhu Sudan,
Venkatesan Guruswami,
Raghu Meka
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision3The communication complexity of many fundamental problems reduces greatly when the communicating parties share randomness that is independent of the inputs to the communication task. Natural communication processes (say between humans) however often involve large amounts of shared correlations among the communicating players, but rarely allow for perfect sharing of randomness. Can the communication complexity benefit from shared correlations as well as it does from shared randomness? This question was considered mainly in the context of simultaneous communication by Bavarian et al. (ICALP 2014). In this work we
study this problem in the standard interactive setting and give some general results. In particular, we show that every problem with communication complexity of $k$ bits with perfectly shared randomness has a protocol using imperfectly shared randomness with complexity $\exp(k)$ bits. We also show that this is best possible by exhibiting a promise problem with complexity $k$ bits
with perfectly shared randomness which requires $\exp(k)$ bits when the randomness is imperfectly shared. Along the way we also highlight some other basic problems such as compression, and agreement distillation, where shared randomness plays a central role and analyze the complexity of these problems in the imperfectly shared randomness model.
The technical highlight of this work is the lower bound that goes into the result showing the tightness of our general connection. This result builds on the intuition that communication with imperfectly shared randomness needs to be less sensitive to its random inputs than communication with perfectly shared randomness. The formal proof invokes results about the small-set expansion of the noisy hypercube and an invariance principle to convert this intuition to a proof, thus giving a new application domain for these fundamental results.Mon, 22 Jan 2024 22:38:17 +0200https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision3
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| Communication with Imperfectly Shared Randomness |
Clement Canonne,
Madhu Sudan,
Venkatesan Guruswami,
Raghu Meka
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision2The communication complexity of many fundamental problems reduces greatly
when the communicating parties share randomness that is independent of the
inputs to the communication task. Natural communication processes (say between
humans) however often involve large amounts of shared correlations among the
communicating players, but rarely allow for perfect sharing of randomness. Can
the communication complexity benefit from shared correlations as well as it
does from shared randomness? This question was considered mainly in the context
of simultaneous communication by Bavarian et al. (ICALP 2014). In this work we
study this problem in the standard interactive setting and give some general
results. In particular, we show that every problem with communication
complexity of $k$ bits with perfectly shared randomness has a protocol using
imperfectly shared randomness with complexity $\exp(k)$ bits. We also show that
this is best possible by exhibiting a promise problem with complexity $k$ bits
with perfectly shared randomness which requires $\exp(k)$ bits when the
randomness is imperfectly shared. Along the way we also highlight some other
basic problems such as compression, and agreement distillation, where shared
randomness plays a central role and analyze the complexity of these problems in
the imperfectly shared randomness model.
The technical highlight of this work is the lower bound that goes into the
result showing the tightness of our general connection. This result builds on
the intuition that communication with imperfectly shared randomness needs to be
less sensitive to its random inputs than communication with perfectly shared
randomness. The formal proof invokes results about the small-set expansion of
the noisy hypercube and an invariance principle to convert this intuition to a
proof, thus giving a new application domain for these fundamental results.Tue, 10 May 2016 20:22:40 +0300https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision2
Revision 1
| Communication with Imperfectly Shared Randomness |
Clement Canonne,
Madhu Sudan,
Venkatesan Guruswami,
Raghu Meka
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision1The communication complexity of many fundamental problems reduces greatly
when the communicating parties share randomness that is independent of the
inputs to the communication task. Natural communication processes (say between
humans) however often involve large amounts of shared correlations among the
communicating players, but rarely allow for perfect sharing of randomness. Can
the communication complexity benefit from shared correlations as well as it
does from shared randomness? This question was considered mainly in the context
of simultaneous communication by Bavarian et al. (ICALP 2014). In this work we
study this problem in the standard interactive setting and give some general
results. In particular, we show that every problem with communication
complexity of $k$ bits with perfectly shared randomness has a protocol using
imperfectly shared randomness with complexity $\exp(k)$ bits. We also show that
this is best possible by exhibiting a promise problem with complexity $k$ bits
with perfectly shared randomness which requires $\exp(k)$ bits when the
randomness is imperfectly shared. Along the way we also highlight some other
basic problems such as compression, and agreement distillation, where shared
randomness plays a central role and analyze the complexity of these problems in
the imperfectly shared randomness model.
The technical highlight of this work is the lower bound that goes into the
result showing the tightness of our general connection. This result builds on
the intuition that communication with imperfectly shared randomness needs to be
less sensitive to its random inputs than communication with perfectly shared
randomness. The formal proof invokes results about the small-set expansion of
the noisy hypercube and an invariance principle to convert this intuition to a
proof, thus giving a new application domain for these fundamental results.Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:48:57 +0200https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153#revision1
Paper TR14-153
| Communication with Imperfectly Shared Randomness |
Clement Canonne,
Madhu Sudan,
Venkatesan Guruswami,
Raghu Meka
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153The communication complexity of many fundamental problems reduces greatly
when the communicating parties share randomness that is independent of the
inputs to the communication task. Natural communication processes (say between
humans) however often involve large amounts of shared correlations among the
communicating players, but rarely allow for perfect sharing of randomness. Can
the communication complexity benefit from shared correlations as well as it
does from shared randomness? This question was considered mainly in the context
of simultaneous communication by Bavarian et al. (ICALP 2014). In this work we
study this problem in the standard interactive setting and give some general
results. In particular, we show that every problem with communication
complexity of $k$ bits with perfectly shared randomness has a protocol using
imperfectly shared randomness with complexity $\exp(k)$ bits. We also show that
this is best possible by exhibiting a promise problem with complexity $k$ bits
with perfectly shared randomness which requires $\exp(k)$ bits when the
randomness is imperfectly shared. Along the way we also highlight some other
basic problems such as compression, and agreement distillation, where shared
randomness plays a central role and analyze the complexity of these problems in
the imperfectly shared randomness model.
The technical highlight of this work is the lower bound that goes into the
result showing the tightness of our general connection. This result builds on
the intuition that communication with imperfectly shared randomness needs to be
less sensitive to its random inputs than communication with perfectly shared
randomness. The formal proof invokes results about the small-set expansion of
the noisy hypercube and an invariance principle to convert this intuition to a
proof, thus giving a new application domain for these fundamental results.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:07:01 +0200https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2014/153