Communication Complexity of Functions on Direct Sums

  • Ulrich Tamm


The paper surveys direct sum methods in communication complexity, mostly concentrating on the results obtained by several authors in the research group of Rudolf Ahlswede in Bielefeld. Lower bound techniques are investigated which behave multiplicatively for functions defined on direct sums of sets. Applications, as the exact or asymptotic determination of the communication complexity and the comparison of bounding techniques are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Tamm
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  1. 1.Fakultät MathematikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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