# Towards Testing Monotonicity of Distributions Over General Posets

COLT, pp. 34-82, 2019.

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In this work, we consider the sample complexity required for testing the monotonicity of distributions over partial orders. A distribution $p$ over a poset is monotone if, for any pair of domain elements $x$ and $y$ such that $x \preceq y$, $p(x) \leq p(y)$. To understand the sample complexity of this problem, we introduce a new propert...More

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