Revision #2 Authors: Anastasiya Chistopolskaya, Vladimir Podolskii

Accepted on: 26th October 2018 20:23

Downloads: 25

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We prove a new lower bound on the parity decision tree complexity $D_{\oplus}(f)$ of a Boolean function $f$. Namely, granularity of the Boolean function $f$ is the smallest $k$ such that all Fourier coefficients of $f$ are integer multiples of $1/2^k$. We show that $D_{\oplus}(f)\geq k+1$.

This lower bound is an improvement of lower bounds through the sparsity of $f$ and through the degree of $f$ over $\mathbb{F}_2$. Using our lower bound we determine the exact parity decision tree complexity of several important Boolean functions including majority and recursive majority. For majority the complexity is $n - B(n)+1$, where $B(n)$ is the number of ones in the binary representation of $n$. For recursive majority the complexity is $\frac{n+1}{2}$. Finally, we provide an example of a function for which our lower bound is not tight.

Our results imply new lower bound of $n - B(n)$ on the multiplicative complexity of majority.

We added a comparison of the complexity measures discussed to the degree of Boolean functions over $\mathbb{F}_2$. We removed the section on $MOD^3$ as a non-instructive example. We added the connection to multiplicative complexity.

Revision #1 Authors: Anastasiya Chistopolskaya, Vladimir Podolskii

Accepted on: 26th October 2018 20:11

Downloads: 16

Keywords:

We prove a new lower bound on the parity decision tree complexity $\mathsf{D}_{\oplus}(f)$ of a Boolean function $f$. Namely, granularity of the Boolean function $f$ is the smallest $k$ such that all Fourier coefficients of $f$ are integer multiples of $1/2^k$. We show that $\mathsf{D}_{\oplus}(f)\geq k+1$.

This lower bound is an improvement of lower bounds through the sparsity of $f$ and through the degree of $f$ over $\mathbb{F}_2$. Using our lower bound we determine the exact parity decision tree complexity of several important Boolean functions including majority and recursive majority. For majority the complexity is $n - \mathsf{B}(n)+1$, where $\mathsf{B}(n)$ is the number of ones in the binary representation of $n$. For recursive majority the complexity is $\frac{n+1}{2}$. Finally, we provide an example of a function for which our lower bound is not tight.

Our results imply new lower bound of $n - \bin(n)$ on the multiplicative complexity of majority.

We added a comparison of the complexity measures discussed to the degree of Boolean functions over $\mathbb{F}_2$. We removed the section on MOD^3 as a non-instructive example. We added the connection to multiplicative complexity.

TR18-174 Authors: Anastasiya Chistopolskaya, Vladimir Podolskii

Publication: 20th October 2018 14:28

Downloads: 148

Keywords:

We prove a new lower bound on the parity decision tree complexity $D_{\oplus}(f)$ of a Boolean function $f$. Namely, granularity of the Boolean function $f$ is the smallest $k$ such that all Fourier coefficients of $f$ are integer multiples of $1/2^k$. We show that $D_{\oplus}(f)\geq k+1$.

This lower bound is an improvement of the known lower bound through the sparsity of $f$. Using our lower bound we determine the exact parity decision tree complexity of several important Boolean functions including majority, recursive majority and $MOD^3$ function. For majority the complexity is $n - B(n)+1$, where $B(n)$ is the number of ones in the binary representation of $n$. For recursive majority the complexity is $\frac{n+1}{2}$. For $MOD^3$ the complexity is $n-1$ for $n$ divisible by 3 and is $n$ otherwise. Finally, we provide an example of a function for which our lower bound is not tight.