TR12-051 Authors: Dmitry Gavinsky, Shachar Lovett, Michael Saks, Srikanth Srinivasan

Publication: 27th April 2012 16:59

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We prove a Chernoff-like large deviation bound on the sum of non-independent random variables that have the following dependence structure. The variables $Y_1,\ldots,Y_r$ are arbitrary Boolean functions of independent random variables $X_1,\ldots,X_m$, modulo a restriction that every $X_i$ influences at most $k$ of the variables $Y_1,\ldots,Y_r$.