A Lower Bound on Entanglement-Assisted Quantum Communication Complexity
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- Montanaro A., Winter A. (2007) A Lower Bound on Entanglement-Assisted Quantum Communication Complexity. In: Arge L., Cachin C., Jurdziński T., Tarlecki A. (eds) Automata, Languages and Programming. ICALP 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4596. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We prove a general lower bound on the bounded-error entanglement-assisted quantum communication complexity of Boolean functions. The bound is based on the concept that any classical or quantum protocol to evaluate a function on distributed inputs can be turned into a quantum communication protocol. As an application of this bound, we give a very simple proof of the statement that almost all Boolean functions on n + n bits have communication complexity linear in n, even in the presence of unlimited entanglement.
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