Let be the automorphic representation of generated by a full level cuspidal Siegel eigenform that is not a Saito-Kurokawa lift, and be an arbitrary cuspidal, automorphic representation of . Using Furusawa's integral representation for combined with a pullback formula involving the unitary group , the authors prove that the -functions are "nice".
The converse theorem of Cogdell and Piatetski-Shapiro then implies that such representations have a functorial lifting to a cuspidal representation of . Combined with the exterior-square lifting of Kim, this also leads to a functorial lifting of to a cuspidal representation of .As an application, the authors obtain analytic properties of various -functions related to full level Siegel cusp forms. They also obtain special value results for and