Issue No. 02 - February (1990 vol. 39)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/12.45216
<p>A universal lower-bound technique for the size and other implementation characteristics of an arbitrary Boolean function as a decision tree and as a two-level AND/OR circuit is derived. The technique is based on the power spectrum coefficients of the n dimensional Fourier transform of the function. The bounds vary from constant to exponential and are tight in many cases. Several examples are presented.</p>
spectral lower bound technique; decision trees; two-level AND/OR circuits; arbitrary Boolean function; power spectrum coefficients; n dimensional Fourier transform; Boolean functions; Fourier transforms; logic circuits; trees (mathematics).
Y. Brandman, J. Hennessy and A. Orlitsky, "A Spectral Lower Bound Technique for the Size of Decision Trees and Two-Level AND/OR Circuits," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 39, no. , pp. 282-287, 1990.