The study of property testing was initiated by Rubinfeld and Sudan [RS96] and significantly expanded by Goldreich, Goldwasser, and Ron [GGR98]; the stricter notion of local testability was introduced (in the context of error-correcting codes) by Friedl and Sudan [FS95]. The first local tester for dictatorship was given by Bellare, Goldreich, and Sudan [BGS95,BGS98] (as [...]

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Ohad Klein: 41a (45a in book): "let T be ...; prove something about f" ...Ryan O'Donnell: Good catch, thank you Xi.Ryan O'Donnell: Thank you! Sorry for the delay in replying.Ryan O'Donnell: Hi Ming. Here S stands for a fixed (non-random) subset of [...Xi Wu: typo: "our definition of $\mathbf{Inf}_i[f]$ from Chapter 2....Chengyu: Ex 2.c It should be "Suppose ... is an LTF with $\textbf{E}...Ming: I confuse the notation S in Fact 1.7. I wonder that the sym...