Sanjeev Arora, Rong Ge

In the {\em learning parities with noise} problem ---well-studied in learning theory and cryptography--- we

have access to an oracle that, each time we press a button,

returns a random vector $ a \in \GF(2)^n$ together with a bit $b \in \GF(2)$ that was computed as

$a\cdot u +\eta$, where ...
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Gregory Valiant

Given a set of $n$ random $d$-dimensional boolean vectors with the promise that two of them are $\rho$-correlated with each other, how quickly can one find the two correlated vectors? We present a surprising and simple algorithm which, for any constant $\epsilon>0$ runs in (expected) time $d n^{\frac{3 \omega}{4}+\epsilon} poly(\frac{1}{\rho})< ... more >>>