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: Are the indexing in (the start of) 7 OK?Ohad Klein: "learning algorithm running in time in time"Amir: In the proof of Theorem 16, and in the equation immediately ...Ohad Klein: In example 6, should "of codimension less than n" be "of pos...Ohad Klein: In 15c (18c in the book), I think it should be $\cap_j{V_j}$...Ohad Klein: Bracket typo: In the proof of thm 10 (12 in the book), $sgn(...Ohad Klein: Oops, my bad.