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TR16-103 | 6th July 2016 17:49

The zero-error randomized query complexity of the pointer function.

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TR16-103
Authors: Jaikumar Radhakrishnan, Swagato Sanyal
Publication: 6th July 2016 18:55
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Abstract:

The pointer function of G{\"{o}}{\"{o}}s, Pitassi and Watson
\cite{DBLP:journals/eccc/GoosP015a} and its variants have recently
been used to prove separation results among various measures of
complexity such as deterministic, randomized and quantum query
complexities, exact and approximate polynomial degrees, etc. In
particular, the widest possible (quadratic) separations between
deterministic and zero-error randomized query complexity, as
well as between bounded-error and zero-error randomized query
complexity, have been obtained by considering {\em
variants}~\cite{DBLP:journals/corr/AmbainisBBL15} of this
pointer function.

However, as was pointed out in
\cite{DBLP:journals/corr/AmbainisBBL15}, the precise zero-error
complexity of the original pointer function was not known. We show a
lower bound of $\widetilde{\Omega}(n^{3/4})$ on the zero-error
randomized query complexity of the pointer function on $\Theta(n \log
n)$ bits; since an $\widetilde{O}(n^{3/4})$ upper bound is already
known \cite{DBLP:conf/fsttcs/MukhopadhyayS15}, our lower bound is
optimal up to a factor of $\polylog\, n$.



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