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All reports by Author Eldar Fischer:

TR17-058 | 7th April 2017
Noga Alon, Omri Ben-Eliezer, Eldar Fischer

Testing hereditary properties of ordered graphs and matrices

Revisions: 1

We consider properties of edge-colored vertex-ordered graphs, i.e., graphs with a totally ordered vertex set and a finite set of possible edge colors. We show that any hereditary property of such graphs is strongly testable, i.e., testable with a constant number of queries.
We also explain how the proof can ... more >>>

TR15-089 | 31st May 2015
Eldar Fischer, Oded Lachish, Yadu Vadusev

Trading query complexity for sample-based testing and multi-testing scalability}

We show here that every non-adaptive property testing algorithm making a constant number of queries, over a fixed alphabet, can be converted to a sample-based (as per [Goldreich and Ron, 2015]) testing algorithm whose average number of queries is a fixed, smaller than $1$, power of $n$. Since the query ... more >>>

TR13-082 | 6th June 2013
Eldar Fischer, Yonatan Goldhirsh, Oded Lachish

Some properties are not even partially testable

For a property $P$ and a sub-property $P'$, we say that $P$ is $P'$-partially testable with $q$ queries if there exists an algorithm that distinguishes, with high probability, inputs in $P'$ from inputs $\epsilon$-far from $P$ by using $q$ queries. There are natural properties that require many queries to test, ... more >>>

TR12-184 | 26th December 2012
Arnab Bhattacharyya, Eldar Fischer, Hamed Hatami, Pooya Hatami, Shachar Lovett

Every locally characterized affine-invariant property is testable.

Revisions: 1

Let $\mathbb{F} = \mathbb{F}_p$ for any fixed prime $p \geq 2$. An affine-invariant property is a property of functions on $\mathbb{F}^n$ that is closed under taking affine transformations of the domain. We prove that all affine-invariant property having local characterizations are testable. In fact, we show a proximity-oblivious test for ... more >>>

TR12-154 | 31st October 2012
Sourav Chakraborty, Eldar Fischer, Yonatan Goldhirsh, Arie Matsliah

On the Power of Conditional Samples in Distribution Testing

Revisions: 1

In this paper we define and examine the power of the conditional-sampling oracle in the context of distribution-property testing. The conditional-sampling oracle for a discrete distribution $\mu$ takes as input a subset $S \subset [n]$ of the domain, and outputs a random sample $i \in S$ drawn according to $\mu$, ... more >>>

TR12-001 | 1st January 2012
Arnab Bhattacharyya, Eldar Fischer, Shachar Lovett

Testing Low Complexity Affine-Invariant Properties

Invariance with respect to linear or affine transformations of the domain is arguably the most common symmetry exhibited by natural algebraic properties. In this work, we show that any low complexity affine-invariant property of multivariate functions over finite fields is testable with a constant number of queries. This immediately reproves, ... more >>>

TR10-067 | 14th April 2010
Sourav Chakraborty, Eldar Fischer, Arie Matsliah

Query Complexity Lower Bounds for Reconstruction of Codes

We investigate the problem of {\em local reconstruction}, as defined by Saks and Seshadhri (2008), in the context of error correcting codes.

The first problem we address is that of {\em message reconstruction}, where given oracle access to a corrupted encoding $w \in \zo^n$ of some message $x \in \zo^k$ ... more >>>

TR10-027 | 28th February 2010
Arnab Bhattacharyya, Eldar Fischer, Ronitt Rubinfeld, Paul Valiant

Testing monotonicity of distributions over general partial orders

We investigate the number of samples required for testing the monotonicity of a distribution with respect to an arbitrary underlying partially ordered set. Our first result is a nearly linear lower bound for the sample complexity of testing monotonicity with respect to the poset consisting of a directed perfect matching. ... more >>>

TR06-053 | 6th April 2006
Eldar Fischer, Orly Yahalom

Testing Convexity Properties of Tree Colorings

A coloring of a graph is {\it convex} if it
induces a partition of the vertices into connected subgraphs.
Besides being an interesting property from a theoretical point of
view, tests for convexity have applications in various areas
involving large graphs. Our results concern the important subcase
of testing for ... more >>>

TR04-105 | 19th November 2004
Eldar Fischer, Lance Fortnow

Tolerant Versus Intolerant Testing for Boolean Properties

A property tester with high probability accepts inputs satisfying a given property and rejects
inputs that are far from satisfying it. A tolerant property tester, as defined by Parnas, Ron
and Rubinfeld, must also accept inputs that are close enough to satisfying the property. We
construct properties of binary functions ... more >>>

TR04-096 | 4th November 2004
Eldar Fischer, Frederic Magniez, Michel de Rougemont

Property and Equivalence Testing on Strings

Revisions: 1

Using a new statistical embedding of words which has similarities with the Parikh mapping, we first construct a tolerant tester for the equality of two words, whose complexity is independent of the string size, where the distance between inputs is measured by the normalized edit distance with moves. As a ... more >>>

TR01-008 | 6th November 2000
Eldar Fischer

On the strength of comparisons in property testing

An $\epsilon$-test for a property $P$ of functions from
${\cal D}=\{1,\ldots,d\}$ to the positive integers is a randomized
algorithm, which makes queries on the value of an input function at
specified locations, and distinguishes with high probability between the
case of the function satisfying $P$, and the case that it ... more >>>

TR00-083 | 18th September 2000
Eldar Fischer

Testing graphs for colorability properties

Revisions: 1

Let $P$ be a property of graphs. An $\epsilon$-test for $P$ is a
randomized algorithm which, given the ability to make queries whether
a desired pair of vertices of an input graph $G$ with $n$ vertices are
adjacent or not, distinguishes, with high probability, between the
case of $G$ satisfying ... more >>>

TR98-066 | 3rd November 1998
Irit Dinur, Eldar Fischer, Guy Kindler, Ran Raz, Shmuel Safra

PCP Characterizations of NP: Towards a Polynomially-Small Error-Probability

This paper strengthens the low-error PCP characterization of NP, coming
closer to the ultimate BGLR conjecture. Namely, we prove that witnesses for
membership in any NP language can be verified with a constant
number of accesses, and with an error probability exponentially
small in the ... more >>>

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