Jesse Goodman, Xin Li, David Zuckerman

One of the earliest models of weak randomness is the Chor-Goldreich (CG) source. A $(t,n,k)$-CG source is a sequence of random variables $\mathbf{X}=(\mathbf{X}_1,\dots,\mathbf{X}_t) \sim (\{0,1\}^n)^t$, where each $\mathbf{X}_i$ has min-entropy $k$ conditioned on any fixing of $\mathbf{X}_1,\dots,\mathbf{X}_{i-1}$. Chor and Goldreich proved that there is no deterministic way to extract randomness ... more >>>

Eshan Chattopadhyay, Mohit Gurumukhani, Noam Ringach

We investigate the task of deterministically condensing randomness from Online Non-Oblivious Symbol Fixing (oNOSF) sources, a natural model of defective random sources for which it is known that extraction is impossible [AORSV, EUROCRYPT'20]. A $(g,\ell)$-oNOSF source is a sequence of $\ell$ blocks $\mathbf{X} = (\mathbf{X}_1, \dots, \mathbf{X}_{\ell})\sim (\{0, 1\}^{n})^{\ell}$, where ... more >>>