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TR09-126 | 26th November 2009
Eli Ben-Sasson, Venkatesan Guruswami, Tali Kaufman, Madhu Sudan, Michael Viderman

Locally Testable Codes Require Redundant Testers

Revisions: 3

Locally testable codes (LTCs) are error-correcting codes for which membership, in the code, of a given word can be tested by examining it in very few locations. Most known constructions of locally testable codes are linear codes, and give error-correcting codes
whose duals have (superlinearly) {\em many} small weight ... more >>>


TR09-043 | 18th May 2009
Elena Grigorescu, Tali Kaufman, Madhu Sudan

Succinct Representation of Codes with Applications to Testing

Motivated by questions in property testing, we search for linear
error-correcting codes that have the ``single local orbit'' property:
i.e., they are specified by a single local
constraint and its translations under the symmetry group of the
code. We show that the dual of every ``sparse'' binary code
whose coordinates
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TR08-111 | 14th November 2008
Shachar Lovett, Tali Kaufman

The List-Decoding Size of Reed-Muller Codes

Revisions: 2

In this work we study the list-decoding size of Reed-Muller codes. Given a received word and a distance parameter, we are interested in bounding the size of the list of Reed-Muller codewords that are within that distance from the received word. Previous bounds of Gopalan, Klivans and Zuckerman~\cite{GKZ08} on the ... more >>>


TR08-072 | 11th August 2008
Shachar Lovett, Tali Kaufman

Worst case to Average case reductions for polynomials

A degree-d polynomial p in n variables over a field F is equidistributed if it takes on each of its |F| values close to equally often, and biased otherwise. We say that p has low rank if it can be expressed as a function of a small number of lower ... more >>>


TR08-033 | 21st March 2008
Elena Grigorescu, Tali Kaufman, Madhu Sudan

2-Transitivity is Insufficient for Local Testability

A basic goal in Property Testing is to identify a
minimal set of features that make a property testable.
For the case when the property to be tested is membership
in a binary linear error-correcting code, Alon et al.~\cite{AKKLR}
had conjectured that the presence of a {\em single} low weight
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TR07-111 | 1st November 2007
Tali Kaufman, Madhu Sudan

Algebraic Property Testing: The Role of Invariance

We argue that the symmetries of a property being tested play a
central role in property testing. We support this assertion in the
context of algebraic functions, by examining properties of functions
mapping a vector space $\K^n$ over a field $\K$ to a subfield $\F$.
We consider $\F$-linear properties that ... more >>>


TR07-098 | 2nd October 2007
Tali Kaufman, Simon Litsyn, Ning Xie

Breaking the $\epsilon$-Soundness Bound of the Linearity Test over GF(2)

For Boolean functions that are $\epsilon$-far from the set of linear functions, we study the lower bound on the rejection probability (denoted $\textsc{rej}(\epsilon)$) of the linearity test suggested by Blum, Luby and Rubinfeld. The interest in this problem is partly due to its relation to PCP constructions and hardness of ... more >>>


TR07-060 | 11th July 2007
Tali Kaufman, Madhu Sudan

Sparse Random Linear Codes are Locally Decodable and Testable

We show that random sparse binary linear codes are locally testable and locally decodable (under any linear encoding) with constant queries (with probability tending to one). By sparse, we mean that the code should have only polynomially many codewords. Our results are the first to show that local decodability and ... more >>>


TR07-047 | 15th May 2007
Dan Gutfreund, Alexander Healy, Tali Kaufman, Guy Rothblum

A (De)constructive Approach to Program Checking

Program checking, program self-correcting and program self-testing
were pioneered by [Blum and Kannan] and [Blum, Luby and Rubinfeld] in
the mid eighties as a new way to gain confidence in software, by
considering program correctness on an input by input basis rather than
full program verification. Work in ... more >>>




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