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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX-RANDOM.2014.669
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-47304
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Fu, Hu ; Kleinberg, Robert

Improved Lower Bounds for Testing Triangle-freeness in Boolean Functions via Fast Matrix Multiplication

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Abstract

Understanding the query complexity for testing linear-invariant properties has been a central open problem in the study of algebraic property testing. Triangle-freeness in Boolean functions is a simple property whose testing complexity is unknown. Three Boolean functions f1, f2 and f3, mapping {0,1}^k to {0,1}, are said to be triangle free if there is no x, y in {0,1}^k such that f1(x) = f2(y) = f3(x + y) = 1. This property is known to be strongly testable (Green 2005), but the number of queries needed is upper-bounded only by a tower of twos whose height is polynomial in 1 / epsislon, where epsislon is the distance between the tested function triple and triangle-freeness, i.e., the minimum fraction of function values that need to be modified to make the triple triangle free. A lower bound of (1 / epsilon)^2.423 for any one-sided tester was given by Bhattacharyya and Xie (2010). In this work we improve this bound to (1 / epsilon)^6.619. Interestingly, we prove this by way of a combinatorial construction called uniquely solvable puzzles that was at the heart of Coppersmith and Winograd's renowned matrix multiplication algorithm.

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@InProceedings{fu_et_al:LIPIcs:2014:4730,
  author =	{Hu Fu and Robert Kleinberg},
  title =	{{Improved Lower Bounds for Testing Triangle-freeness in Boolean Functions via Fast Matrix Multiplication}},
  booktitle =	{Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2014)},
  pages =	{669--676},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-74-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{28},
  editor =	{Klaus Jansen and Jos{\'e} D. P. Rolim and Nikhil R. Devanur and Cristopher Moore},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4730},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-47304},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX-RANDOM.2014.669},
  annote =	{Keywords: Property testing, linear invariance, fast matrix multiplication, uniquely solvable puzzles}
}

Keywords: Property testing, linear invariance, fast matrix multiplication, uniquely solvable puzzles
Collection: Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2014)
Issue Date: 2014
Date of publication: 04.09.2014


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