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TR07-048
| 3rd April 2007
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Alexandr Andoni, Piotr Indyk, Robert Krauthgamer#### Earth Mover Distance over High-Dimensional Spaces

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TR05-163
| 19th December 2005
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Dvir Falik, Alex Samorodnitsky#### Edge-isoperimetric inequalities and influences

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TR10-089
| 26th May 2010
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Iftach Haitner, Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan#### Efficiency Improvements in Constructing Pseudorandom Generators from One-way Functions

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TR07-094
| 3rd August 2007
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Christian Glaßer, Heinz Schmitz, Victor Selivanov#### Efficient Algorithms for Membership in Boolean Hierarchies of Regular Languages

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TR06-033
| 2nd March 2006
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Amit Agarwal, Elad Hazan#### Efficient Algorithms for Online Game Playing and Universal Portfolio Management

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TR01-053
| 17th July 2001
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Piotr Berman, Marek Karpinski#### Efficient Amplifiers and Bounded Degree Optimization

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TR02-045
| 8th July 2002
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Daniele Micciancio, Erez Petrank#### Efficient and Concurrent Zero-Knowledge from any public coin HVZK protocol

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TR09-079
| 21st September 2009
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Victor Chen, Elena Grigorescu, Ronald de Wolf#### Efficient and Error-Correcting Data Structures for Membership and Polynomial Evaluation

Revisions: 1

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TR94-016
| 12th December 1994
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Jin-Yi Cai, W. H. J. Fuchs, Dexter Kozen, Zicheng Liu#### Efficient Average-Case Algorithms for the Modular Group

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TR05-158
| 12th December 2005
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Chris Peikert, Alon Rosen#### Efficient Collision-Resistant Hashing from Worst-Case Assumptions on Cyclic Lattices

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TR00-011
| 27th January 2000
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Sotiris Nikoletseas, Paul Spirakis#### Efficient Communication Establishment in Extremely Unreliable Large Networks

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TR10-083
| 13th May 2010
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Mark Braverman, Anup Rao#### Efficient Communication Using Partial Information

Revisions: 1

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TR06-012
| 17th January 2006
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Bruno Codenotti, Mauro Leoncini, Giovanni Resta#### Efficient Computation of Nash Equilibria for Very Sparse Win-Lose Games

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TR13-173
| 28th November 2013
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Anindya De, Rocco Servedio#### Efficient deterministic approximate counting for low degree polynomial threshold functions

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TR11-109
| 9th August 2011
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Zvika Brakerski, Vinod Vaikuntanathan#### Efficient Fully Homomorphic Encryption from (Standard) LWE

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TR17-074
| 29th April 2017
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Vikraman Arvind, Rajit Datta, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Raja S#### Efficient Identity Testing and Polynomial Factorization over Non-associative Free Rings

Revisions: 1

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TR15-047
| 2nd April 2015
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Swastik Kopparty, Mrinal Kumar, Michael Saks#### Efficient indexing of necklaces and irreducible polynomials over finite fields

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TR12-043
| 16th April 2012
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Zvika Brakerski, Yael Tauman Kalai#### Efficient Interactive Coding Against Adversarial Noise

Revisions: 1

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TR15-116
| 21st July 2015
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Joshua Brakensiek, Venkatesan Guruswami, Samuel Zbarsky#### Efficient Low-Redundancy Codes for Correcting Multiple Deletions

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TR13-107
| 7th August 2013
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Gil Cohen, Ivan Bjerre Damgard, Yuval Ishai, Jonas Kolker, Peter Bro Miltersen, Ran Raz, Ron Rothblum#### Efficient Multiparty Protocols via Log-Depth Threshold Formulae

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TR07-053
| 27th April 2007
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Jens Groth, Amit Sahai#### Efficient Non-interactive Proof Systems for Bilinear Groups

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TR11-073
| 3rd May 2011
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Andrew Drucker#### Efficient Probabilistically Checkable Debates

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TR10-155
| 14th October 2010
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Brendan Juba, Madhu Sudan#### Efficient Semantic Communication via Compatible Beliefs

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TR00-034
| 5th June 2000
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Valentine Kabanets, Charles Rackoff, Stephen Cook#### Efficiently Approximable Real-Valued Functions

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TR11-042
| 25th March 2011
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Ankur Moitra#### Efficiently Coding for Interactive Communication

Revisions: 1

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TR06-029
| 21st February 2006
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Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Nikhil R. Devanur, Vijay V. Vazirani#### Eisenberg-Gale Markets: Rationality, Strongly Polynomial Solvability, and Competition Monotonicity

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TR13-127
| 15th September 2013
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Paul Beame, Raphael Clifford, Widad Machmouchi#### Element Distinctness, Frequency Moments, and Sliding Windows

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TR97-018
| 8th May 1997
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Oded Goldreich, Shai Halevi#### Eliminating Decryption Errors in the Ajtai-Dwork Cryptosystem.

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TR08-001
| 5th January 2008
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Ran Raz#### Elusive Functions and Lower Bounds for Arithmetic Circuits

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TR14-063
| 23rd April 2014
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Adam Klivans, Pravesh Kothari#### Embedding Hard Learning Problems into Gaussian Space

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TR17-012
| 17th January 2017
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Dominik Barth, Moritz Beck, Titus Dose, Christian Glaßer, Larissa Michler, Marc Technau#### Emptiness Problems for Integer Circuits

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TR13-080
| 4th June 2013
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Dmitry Gavinsky, Shachar Lovett#### En Route to the log-rank Conjecture: New Reductions and Equivalent Formulations

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TR06-138
| 13th November 2006
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Kei Uchizawa, Rodney Douglas#### Energy Complexity and Entropy of Threshold Circuits

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TR11-159
| 27th November 2011
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Oded Goldreich, Ron Rothblum#### Enhancements of Trapdoor Permutations

Revisions: 1

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TR08-019
| 6th March 2008
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Stasys Jukna#### Entropy of operators or why matrix multiplication is hard for small depth circuits

Revisions: 1

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TR14-112
| 23rd August 2014
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Louay Bazzi#### Entropy of weight distributions of small-bias spaces and pseudobinomiality

Revisions: 1

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TR01-018
| 23rd February 2001
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Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan, Avi Wigderson#### Entropy Waves, the Zig-Zag Graph Product, and New Constant-Degree Expanders and Extractors

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TR04-015
| 24th February 2004
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Richard Beigel, Harry Buhrman, Peter Fejer, Lance Fortnow, Piotr Grabowski, Luc Longpré, Andrej Muchnik, Frank Stephan, Leen Torenvliet#### Enumerations of the Kolmogorov Function

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TR07-136
| 28th November 2007
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Felix Brandt, Felix Fischer, Markus Holzer#### Equilibria of Graphical Games with Symmetries

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TR10-010
| 16th January 2010
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Shachar Lovett#### Equivalence of polynomial conjectures in additive combinatorics

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TR14-001
| 4th January 2014
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Swastik Kopparty, Shubhangi Saraf, Amir Shpilka#### Equivalence of Polynomial Identity Testing and Deterministic Multivariate Polynomial Factorization

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TR09-108
| 31st October 2009
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Chongwon Cho, Chen-Kuei Lee, Rafail Ostrovsky#### Equivalence of Uniform Key Agreement and Composition Insecurity

Revisions: 1

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TR11-081
| 15th May 2011
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Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Prajakta Nimbhorkar#### Erdos-Renyi Sequences and Deterministic construction of Expanding Cayley Graphs

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TR01-001
| 31st December 2000
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Jin-Yi Cai#### Essentially every unimodular matrix defines an expander

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TR13-087
| 4th June 2013
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Hamed Hatami, Shachar Lovett#### Estimating the distance from testable affine-invariant properties

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TR10-180
| 18th November 2010
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Gregory Valiant, Paul Valiant#### Estimating the unseen: A sublinear-sample canonical estimator of distributions

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TR15-074
| 29th April 2015
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Mark Braverman, Young Kun Ko, Aviad Rubinstein, Omri Weinstein#### ETH Hardness for Densest-$k$-Subgraph with Perfect Completeness

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TR06-009
| 10th January 2006
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Nutan Limaye, Meena Mahajan, Jayalal Sarma#### Evaluating Monotone Circuits on Cylinders, Planes and Tori

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TR13-140
| 8th October 2013
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Atri Rudra, Mary Wootters#### Every list-decodable code for high noise has abundant near-optimal rate puncturings

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TR12-184
| 26th December 2012
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Arnab Bhattacharyya, Eldar Fischer, Hamed Hatami, Pooya Hatami, Shachar Lovett#### Every locally characterized affine-invariant property is testable.

Revisions: 1

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TR08-010
| 17th January 2008
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Itai Benjamini, Oded Schramm, Asaf Shapira#### Every Minor-Closed Property of Sparse Graphs is Testable

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TR06-120
| 12th September 2006
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Leslie G. Valiant#### Evolvability

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TR01-014
| 7th February 2001
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Marcos Kiwi, Frederic Magniez, Miklos Santha#### Exact and Approximate Testing/Correcting of Algebraic Functions: A Survey

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TR16-139
| 8th September 2016
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Ludwig Staiger#### Exact constructive and computable dimensions

Revisions: 1

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TR11-074
| 27th April 2011
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Ludwig Staiger#### Exact constructive dimension

Revisions: 1

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TR95-008
| 27th January 1995
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Nader H. Bshouty#### Exact Learning Boolean Functions via the Monotone Theory

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TR07-049
| 1st June 2007
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Beate Bollig, Niko Range, Ingo Wegener#### Exact OBDD Bounds for some Fundamental Functions

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TR13-112
| 12th August 2013
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Rohit Gurjar, Arpita Korwar, Jochen Messner, Thomas Thierauf#### Exact Perfect Matching in Complete Graphs

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TR05-138
| 22nd November 2005
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Peter Bürgisser, Felipe Cucker#### Exotic quantifiers, complexity classes, and complete problems

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TR16-144
| 15th September 2016
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Sam Buss, Valentine Kabanets, Antonina Kolokolova, Michal Koucky#### Expander Construction in VNC${}^1$

Revisions: 2

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TR05-079
| 25th July 2005
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Stasys Jukna#### Expanders and time-restricted branching programs

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TR11-140
| 31st October 2011
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Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Prajakta Nimbhorkar, Yadu Vasudev#### Expanding Generator Sets for Solvable Permutation Groups

Revisions: 1

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TR05-133
| 17th November 2005
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Venkatesan Guruswami, Atri Rudra#### Explicit Capacity-Achieving List-Decodable Codes

Revisions: 1

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TR09-121
| 22nd November 2009
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Zohar Karnin, Yuval Rabani, Amir Shpilka#### Explicit Dimension Reduction and Its Applications

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TR16-134
| 29th August 2016
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Ronen Shaltiel, Jad Silbak#### Explicit List-Decodable Codes with Optimal Rate for Computationally Bounded Channels

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TR09-088
| 29th September 2009
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Shachar Lovett, Yoav Tzur#### Explicit lower bound for fooling polynomials by the sum of small-bias generators

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TR13-104
| 20th July 2013
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Parikshit Gopalan, Cheng Huang, Bob Jenkins, Sergey Yekhanin#### Explicit Maximally Recoverable Codes with Locality

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TR13-033
| 1st March 2013
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Michael Forbes, Amir Shpilka#### Explicit Noether Normalization for Simultaneous Conjugation via Polynomial Identity Testing

Revisions: 1

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TR14-069
| 5th May 2014
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Shashank Agrawal, Divya Gupta, Hemanta Maji, Omkant Pandey, Manoj Prabhakaran#### Explicit Non-Malleable Codes Resistant to Permutations

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TR16-036
| 13th March 2016
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Eshan Chattopadhyay, Xin Li#### Explicit Non-Malleable Extractors, Multi-Source Extractors and Almost Optimal Privacy Amplification Protocols

Revisions: 3

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TR12-016
| 24th February 2012
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Anindya De, Elchanan Mossel#### Explicit Optimal hardness via Gaussian stability results

Revisions: 3

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TR13-170
| 2nd December 2013
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Venkatesan Guruswami, Carol Wang#### Explicit rank-metric codes list-decodable with optimal redundancy

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TR12-117
| 17th September 2012
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Loïck Magnin, Jérémie Roland#### Explicit relation between all lower bound techniques for quantum query complexity

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TR15-144
| 1st September 2015
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Raghu Meka#### Explicit resilient functions matching Ajtai-Linial

Revisions: 1

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TR15-020
| 31st January 2015
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Michael Viderman#### Explicit Strong LTCs with inverse poly-log rate and constant soundness

Revisions: 1

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TR13-060
| 10th April 2013
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Venkatesan Guruswami, Swastik Kopparty#### Explicit Subspace Designs

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TR15-119
| 23rd July 2015
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Eshan Chattopadhyay, David Zuckerman#### Explicit Two-Source Extractors and Resilient Functions

Revisions: 2

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TR16-088
| 1st June 2016
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Avraham Ben-Aroya, Dean Doron, Amnon Ta-Shma#### Explicit two-source extractors for near-logarithmic min-entropy

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TR17-041
| 6th March 2017
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Amnon Ta-Shma#### Explicit, almost optimal, epsilon-balanced codes

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TR02-059
| 9th August 2002
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Iordanis Kerenidis, Ronald de Wolf#### Exponential Lower Bound for 2-Query Locally Decodable Codes

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TR07-107
| 26th October 2007
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Nathan Segerlind#### Exponential lower bounds and integrality gaps for tree-like Lovasz-Schrijver procedures

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TR16-064
| 19th April 2016
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Stephen A. Cook, Toniann Pitassi, Robert Robere, Benjamin Rossman#### Exponential Lower Bounds for Monotone Span Programs

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TR13-018
| 29th January 2013
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Luke Friedman, Yixin Xu#### Exponential Lower Bounds for Refuting Random Formulas Using Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams

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TR97-007
| 21st February 1997
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Stasys Jukna#### Exponential Lower Bounds for Semantic Resolution

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TR04-041
| 18th May 2004
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Michael Alekhnovich, Edward Hirsch, Dmitry Itsykson#### Exponential lower bounds for the running time of DPLL algorithms on satisfiable formulas

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TR13-110
| 12th August 2013
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Xiaoming Sun, Marcos Villagra#### Exponential Quantum-Classical Gaps in Multiparty Nondeterministic Communication Complexity

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TR17-176
| 15th November 2017
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Kamil Khadiev, Aliya Khadiev, Alexander Knop#### Exponential Separation between Quantum and Classical Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams, Reordering Method and Hierarchies

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TR15-088
| 31st May 2015
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Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz#### Exponential Separation of Communication and External Information

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TR14-049
| 11th April 2014
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Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz#### Exponential Separation of Information and Communication

Revisions: 1

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TR14-113
| 27th August 2014
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Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz#### Exponential Separation of Information and Communication for Boolean Functions

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TR07-074
| 7th August 2007
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Dmitry Gavinsky, Pavel Pudlak#### Exponential Separation of Quantum and Classical Non-Interactive Multi-Party Communication Complexity

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TR04-036
| 27th March 2004
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Ziv Bar-Yossef, T.S. Jayram, Iordanis Kerenidis#### Exponential Separation of Quantum and Classical One-Way Communication Complexity

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TR06-086
| 25th July 2006
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Dmitry Gavinsky, Julia Kempe, Ronald de Wolf#### Exponential Separation of Quantum and Classical One-Way Communication Complexity for a Boolean Function

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TR98-035
| 8th May 1998
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Maria Luisa Bonet, Juan Luis Esteban, Jan Johannsen#### Exponential Separations between Restricted Resolution and Cutting Planes Proof Systems

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TR13-072
| 3rd May 2013
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Jan Johannsen#### Exponential Separations in a Hierarchy of Clause Learning Proof Systems

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TR10-078
| 27th April 2010
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Holger Dell, Thore Husfeldt, Martin Wahlén#### Exponential Time Complexity of the Permanent and the Tutte Polynomial

Revisions: 1

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TR04-064
| 25th June 2004
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Piotr Faliszewski#### Exponential time reductions and sparse languages in NEXP

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TR13-096
| 25th June 2013
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Dana Ron, Rocco Servedio#### Exponentially improved algorithms and lower bounds for testing signed majorities

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TR17-096
| 30th May 2017
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Irit Dinur, Inbal Livni Navon#### Exponentially Small Soundness for the Direct Product Z-test

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TR17-063
| 10th April 2017
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Benny Applebaum#### Exponentially-Hard gap-CSP and local PRG via Local Hardcore Functions

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TR10-138
| 17th September 2010
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Eric Allender, Luke Friedman, William Gasarch#### Exposition of the Muchnik-Positselsky Construction of a Prefix Free Entropy Function that is not Complete under Truth-Table Reductions

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TR07-041
| 20th April 2007
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Nicola Galesi, Massimo Lauria#### Extending Polynomial Calculus to $k$-DNF Resolution

Revisions: 1

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TR16-070
| 24th April 2016
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Mika Göös, Rahul Jain, Thomas Watson#### Extension Complexity of Independent Set Polytopes

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TR16-005
| 22nd January 2016
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Olaf Beyersdorff, Leroy Chew, Mikolas Janota#### Extension Variables in QBF Resolution

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TR09-004
| 15th January 2009
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Zeev Dvir, Swastik Kopparty, Shubhangi Saraf, Madhu Sudan#### Extensions to the Method of Multiplicities, with applications to Kakeya Sets and Mergers

Revisions: 2

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TR99-046
| 17th November 1999
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Ran Raz, Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan#### Extracting All the Randomness and Reducing the Error in Trevisan's Extractors

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TR98-047
| 21st August 1998
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Salil Vadhan#### Extracting All the Randomness from a Weakly Random Source

Revisions: 1
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Comments: 1

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TR05-105
| 24th September 2005
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Lance Fortnow, John Hitchcock, A. Pavan, Vinodchandran Variyam, Fengming Wang#### Extracting Kolmogorov Complexity with Applications to Dimension Zero-One Laws

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TR00-059
| 11th August 2000
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Omer Reingold, Ronen Shaltiel, Avi Wigderson#### Extracting Randomness via Repeated Condensing

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TR10-118
| 27th July 2010
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Maurice Jansen#### Extracting Roots of Arithmetic Circuits by Adapting Numerical Methods

Revisions: 2

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TR17-121
| 31st July 2017
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Sumegha Garg, Ran Raz, Avishay Tal#### Extractor-Based Time-Space Lower Bounds for Learning

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TR06-134
| 18th October 2006
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Venkatesan Guruswami, Chris Umans, Salil Vadhan#### Extractors and condensers from univariate polynomials

Revisions: 1

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TR11-037
| 18th March 2011
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Anindya De, Thomas Watson#### Extractors and Lower Bounds for Locally Samplable Sources

Revisions: 3

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TR00-009
| 21st February 2000
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Russell Impagliazzo, Ronen Shaltiel, Avi Wigderson#### Extractors and pseudo-random generators with optimal seed length

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TR07-056
| 10th July 2007
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Zeev Dvir, Ariel Gabizon, Avi Wigderson#### Extractors and Rank Extractors for Polynomial Sources

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TR13-025
| 6th February 2013
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Xin Li#### Extractors for a Constant Number of Independent Sources with Polylogarithmic Min-Entropy

Revisions: 1

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TR05-106
| 26th September 2005
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Anup Rao#### Extractors for a Constant Number of Polynomial Min-Entropy Independent Sources

Revisions: 1

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TR15-121
| 25th July 2015
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Xin Li#### Extractors for Affine Sources with Polylogarithmic Entropy

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TR11-056
| 14th April 2011
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Emanuele Viola#### Extractors for circuit sources

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TR08-015
| 23rd January 2008
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Anup Rao#### Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources

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TR16-014
| 3rd February 2016
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Gil Cohen, Leonard Schulman#### Extractors for Near Logarithmic Min-Entropy

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TR11-129
| 22nd September 2011
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Eli Ben-Sasson, Ariel Gabizon#### Extractors for Polynomials Sources over Constant-Size Fields of Small Characteristic

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TR15-178
| 10th November 2015
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Eshan Chattopadhyay, Xin Li#### Extractors for Sumset Sources

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TR12-047
| 24th April 2012
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Emanuele Viola#### Extractors for Turing-machine sources

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TR01-036
| 2nd May 2001
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Amnon Ta-Shma, David Zuckerman, Shmuel Safra#### Extractors from Reed-Muller Codes

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TR04-099
| 11th November 2004
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Ran Raz#### Extractors with Weak Random Seeds

Alexandr Andoni, Piotr Indyk, Robert Krauthgamer

The Earth Mover Distance (EMD) between two equal-size sets

of points in R^d is defined to be the minimum cost of a

bipartite matching between the two pointsets. It is a natural metric

for comparing sets of features, and as such, it has received

significant interest in computer vision. Motivated ...
more >>>

Dvir Falik, Alex Samorodnitsky

We give a combinatorial proof of the result of Kahn, Kalai, and Linial, which states that every balanced boolean function on the n-dimensional boolean cube has a variable with influence of at least Omega(log(n)/n).The methods of the proof are then used to recover additional isoperimetric results for the cube, with ... more >>>

Iftach Haitner, Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan

We give a new construction of pseudorandom generators from any one-way function. The construction achieves better parameters and is simpler than that given in the seminal work of Haastad, Impagliazzo, Levin and Luby [SICOMP '99]. The key to our construction is a new notion of next-block pseudoentropy, which is inspired ... more >>>

Christian Glaßer, Heinz Schmitz, Victor Selivanov

The purpose of this paper is to provide efficient algorithms that decide membership for classes of several Boolean hierarchies for which efficiency (or even decidability) were previously not known. We develop new forbidden-chain characterizations for the single levels of these hierarchies and obtain the following results:

1. The classes of ... more >>>

Amit Agarwal, Elad Hazan

A natural algorithmic scheme in online game playing is called `follow-the-leader', first proposed by Hannan in the 1950's. Simply stated, this method advocates the use of past history to make future predictions, by using the optimal strategy so far as the strategy for the next game iteration. Randomized variations on ... more >>>

Piotr Berman, Marek Karpinski

This paper studies the existence of efficient (small size)

amplifiers for proving explicit inaproximability results for bounded degree

and bounded occurrence combinatorial optimization problems, and gives

an explicit construction for such amplifiers. We use this construction

also later to improve the currently best known approximation lower bounds

more >>>

Daniele Micciancio, Erez Petrank

We show how to efficiently transform any public coin honest verifier

zero knowledge proof system into a proof system that is concurrent

zero-knowledge with respect to any (possibly cheating) verifier via

black box simulation. By efficient we mean that our transformation

incurs only an additive overhead, ...
more >>>

Victor Chen, Elena Grigorescu, Ronald de Wolf

We construct efficient data structures that are resilient against a constant fraction of adversarial noise. Our model requires that the decoder answers most queries correctly with high probability and for the remaining queries, the

decoder with high probability either answers correctly or declares ``don't know.'' Furthermore, if there is no ...
more >>>

Jin-Yi Cai, W. H. J. Fuchs, Dexter Kozen, Zicheng Liu

The modular group occupies a central position in many branches of

mathematical sciences. In this paper we give average polynomial-time

algorithms for the unbounded and bounded membership problems for

finitely generated subgroups of the modular group. The latter result

affirms a conjecture of Gurevich.

Chris Peikert, Alon Rosen

The generalized knapsack function is defined as $f_{\a}(\x) = \sum_i

a_i \cdot x_i$, where $\a = (a_1, \ldots, a_m)$ consists of $m$

elements from some ring $R$, and $\x = (x_1, \ldots, x_m)$ consists

of $m$ coefficients from a specified subset $S \subseteq R$.

Micciancio ...
more >>>

Sotiris Nikoletseas, Paul Spirakis

We consider here a large network of $n$ nodes which supports

only the following unreliable basic communication primitive:

when a node requests communication then this request

{\em may fail}, independently of other requests, with probability

$f<1$. Even if it succeeds, the request is answered by returning

a stable link to ...
more >>>

Mark Braverman, Anup Rao

We show how to efficiently simulate the sending of a message M to a receiver who has partial information about the message, so that the expected number of bits communicated in the simulation is close to the amount of additional information that the message reveals to the receiver.

We ... more >>>

Bruno Codenotti, Mauro Leoncini, Giovanni Resta

It is known that finding a Nash equilibrium for win-lose bimatrix

games, i.e., two-player games where the players' payoffs are zero

and one, is complete for the class PPAD.

We describe a linear time algorithm which computes a Nash

equilibrium for win-lose bimatrix games where the number of winning

positions ...
more >>>

Anindya De, Rocco Servedio

We give a deterministic algorithm for

approximately counting satisfying assignments of a degree-$d$ polynomial threshold function

(PTF).

Given a degree-$d$ input polynomial $p(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ over $\mathbb{R}^n$

and a parameter $\epsilon > 0$, our algorithm approximates

$

\mathbf{P}_{x \sim \{-1,1\}^n}[p(x) \geq 0]

$

to within an additive $\pm \epsilon$ in time $O_{d,\epsilon}(1)\cdot ...
more >>>

Zvika Brakerski, Vinod Vaikuntanathan

We present a fully homomorphic encryption scheme that is based solely on the (standard) learning with errors (LWE) assumption. Applying known results on LWE, the security of our scheme is based on the worst-case hardness of ``short vector problems'' on arbitrary lattices.

Our construction improves on previous works in two ... more >>>

Vikraman Arvind, Rajit Datta, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Raja S

In this paper we study arithmetic computations over non-associative, and non-commutative free polynomials ring $\mathbb{F}\{x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n\}$. Prior to this work, the non-associative arithmetic model of computation was considered by Hrubes, Wigderson, and Yehudayoff [HWY10]. They were interested in completeness and explicit lower bound results.

We focus on two main problems ... more >>>

Swastik Kopparty, Mrinal Kumar, Michael Saks

We study the problem of indexing irreducible polynomials over finite fields, and give the first efficient algorithm for this problem. Specifically, we show the existence of poly(n, log q)-size circuits that compute a bijection between {1, ... , |S|} and the set S of all irreducible, monic, univariate polynomials of ... more >>>

Zvika Brakerski, Yael Tauman Kalai

In this work, we study the fundamental problem of constructing interactive protocols that are robust to noise, a problem that was originally considered in the seminal works of Schulman (FOCS '92, STOC '93), and has recently regained popularity. Robust interactive communication is the interactive analogue of error correcting codes: Given ... more >>>

Joshua Brakensiek, Venkatesan Guruswami, Samuel Zbarsky

We consider the problem of constructing binary codes to recover from $k$-bit deletions with efficient encoding/decoding, for a fixed $k$. The single deletion case is well understood, with the Varshamov-Tenengolts-Levenshtein code from 1965 giving an asymptotically optimal construction with $\approx 2^n/n$ codewords of length $n$, i.e., at most $\log n$ ... more >>>

Gil Cohen, Ivan Bjerre Damgard, Yuval Ishai, Jonas Kolker, Peter Bro Miltersen, Ran Raz, Ron Rothblum

We put forward a new approach for the design of efficient multiparty protocols:

1. Design a protocol for a small number of parties (say, 3 or 4) which achieves

security against a single corrupted party. Such protocols are typically easy

to construct as they may employ techniques that do not ...
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Jens Groth, Amit Sahai

Non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs and non-interactive witness-indistinguishable proofs have played a significant role in the theory of cryptography. However, lack of efficiency has prevented them from being used in practice. One of the roots of this inefficiency is that non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs have been constructed for general NP-complete languages such as ... more >>>

Andrew Drucker

Probabilistically checkable debate systems (PCDSs) are debates between two competing provers, in which a polynomial-time verifier inspects a constant number of bits of the debate. It was shown by Condon, Feigenbaum, Lund, and Shor that every language in PSPACE has a PCDS in which the debate length is polynomially bounded. ... more >>>

Brendan Juba, Madhu Sudan

In previous works, Juba and Sudan (STOC 2008) and Goldreich, Juba and Sudan (ECCC TR09-075) considered the idea of "semantic communication", wherein two players, a user and a server, attempt to communicate with each other without any prior common language (or communication protocol). They showed that if communication was goal-oriented ... more >>>

Valentine Kabanets, Charles Rackoff, Stephen Cook

We consider a class, denoted APP, of real-valued functions

f:{0,1}^n\rightarrow [0,1] such that f can be approximated, to

within any epsilon>0, by a probabilistic Turing machine running in

time poly(n,1/epsilon). We argue that APP can be viewed as a

generalization of BPP, and show that APP contains a natural

complete ...
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Ankur Moitra

In 1992, Schulman proved a coding theorem for interactive communication and demonstrated that interactive communication protocols can be made robust to noise with only a constant slow-down (for a sufficiently small error rate) through a black-box reduction. However, this scheme is not computationally {\em efficient}: the running time to construct ... more >>>

Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Nikhil R. Devanur, Vijay V. Vazirani

We study the structure of EG[2], the class of Eisenberg-Gale markets

with two agents. We prove that all markets in this class are rational and they

admit strongly polynomial algorithms whenever

the polytope containing the set of feasible utilities of the two agents can be described

via a combinatorial LP. ...
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Paul Beame, Raphael Clifford, Widad Machmouchi

We derive new time-space tradeoff lower bounds and algorithms for exactly computing statistics of input data, including frequency moments, element distinctness, and order statistics, that are simple to calculate for sorted data. In particular, we develop a randomized algorithm for the element distinctness problem whose time $T$ and space $S$ ... more >>>

Oded Goldreich, Shai Halevi

Following Ajtai's lead, Ajtai and Dwork have recently introduced a

public-key encryption scheme which is secure under the assumption

that a certain computational problem on lattices is hard on the

worst-case. Their encryption method may cause decryption errors,

though with small probability (i.e., inversely proportional to the

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Ran Raz

A basic fact in linear algebra is that the image of the curve

$f(x)=(x^1,x^2,x^3,...,x^m)$, say over $C$, is not contained in any

$m-1$ dimensional affine subspace of $C^m$. In other words, the image

of $f$ is not contained in the image of any polynomial-mapping

$G:C^{m-1} ---> C^m$ ...
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Adam Klivans, Pravesh Kothari

We give the first representation-independent hardness result for agnostically learning halfspaces with respect to the Gaussian distribution. We reduce from the problem of learning sparse parities with noise with respect to the uniform distribution on the hypercube (sparse LPN), a notoriously hard problem in computer science and show that ... more >>>

Dominik Barth, Moritz Beck, Titus Dose, Christian Glaßer, Larissa Michler, Marc Technau

We study the computational complexity of emptiness problems for circuits over sets of natural numbers with the operations union, intersection, complement, addition, and multiplication. For most settings of allowed operations we precisely characterize the complexity in terms of completeness for classes like NL, NP, and PSPACE. The case where intersection, ... more >>>

Dmitry Gavinsky, Shachar Lovett

We prove that several measures in communication complexity are equivalent, up to polynomial factors in the logarithm of the rank of the associated matrix: deterministic communication complexity, randomized communication complexity, information cost and zero-communication cost. This shows that in order to prove the log-rank conjecture, it suffices to show that ... more >>>

Kei Uchizawa, Rodney Douglas

Circuits composed of threshold gates (McCulloch-Pitts neurons, or

perceptrons) are simplified models of neural circuits with the

advantage that they are theoretically more tractable than their

biological counterparts. However, when such threshold circuits are

designed to perform a specific computational task they usually

differ ...
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Oded Goldreich, Ron Rothblum

We take a closer look at several enhancements of the notion of trapdoor permutations. Specifically, we consider the notions of enhanced trapdoor permutation (Goldreich 2004) and doubly enhanced trapdoor permutation (Goldreich 2008) as well as intermediate notions (Rothblum 2010). These enhancements arose in the study of Oblivious Transfer and NIZK, ... more >>>

Stasys Jukna

In this note we consider unbounded fanin depth-2 circuits with arbitrary boolean functions as gates.

We define the entropy of an operator f:{0,1}^n --> {0,1}^m is as the logarithm of the maximum number of vectors distinguishable by at least one special subfunction of f. Then we prove that every ... more >>>

Louay Bazzi

A classical bound in Information Theory asserts that small $L_1$-distance between probability distributions implies small difference in Shannon entropy, but the converse need not be true. We show that if a probability distribution on $\{0,1\}^n$ has small-bias, then the converse holds for its weight distribution in the proximity of the ... more >>>

Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan, Avi Wigderson

The main contribution of this work is a new type of graph product, which we call the zig-zag

product. Taking a product of a large graph with a small graph, the resulting graph inherits

(roughly) its size from the large one, its degree from the small one, and ...
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Richard Beigel, Harry Buhrman, Peter Fejer, Lance Fortnow, Piotr Grabowski, Luc Longpré, Andrej Muchnik, Frank Stephan, Leen Torenvliet

A recursive enumerator for a function $h$ is an algorithm $f$ which

enumerates for an input $x$ finitely many elements including $h(x)$.

$f$ is an $k(n)$-enumerator if for every input $x$ of length $n$, $h(x)$

is among the first $k(n)$ elements enumerated by $f$.

If there is a $k(n)$-enumerator for ...
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Felix Brandt, Felix Fischer, Markus Holzer

We study graphical games where the payoff function of each player satisfies one of four types of symmetries in the actions of his neighbors. We establish that deciding the existence of a pure Nash equilibrium is NP-hard in graphical games with each of the four types of symmetry. Using a ... more >>>

Shachar Lovett

We study two conjectures in additive combinatorics. The first is the polynomial Freiman-Ruzsa conjecture, which relates to the structure of sets with small doubling. The second is the inverse Gowers conjecture for $U^ $, which relates to functions which locally look like quadratics. In both cases a weak form, with ... more >>>

Swastik Kopparty, Shubhangi Saraf, Amir Shpilka

In this paper we show that the problem of deterministically factoring multivariate polynomials reduces to the problem of deterministic polynomial identity testing. Specifically, we show that given an arithmetic circuit (either explicitly or via black-box access) that computes a polynomial $f(X_1,\ldots,X_n)$, the task of computing arithmetic circuits for the factors ... more >>>

Chongwon Cho, Chen-Kuei Lee, Rafail Ostrovsky

It is well known that proving the security of a key agreement protocol (even in a special case where the protocol transcript looks random to an outside observer) is at least as difficult as proving $P \not = NP$. Another (seemingly unrelated) statement in cryptography is the existence of two ... more >>>

Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Prajakta Nimbhorkar

Given a finite group $G$ by its multiplication table as input, we give a deterministic polynomial-time construction of a directed Cayley graph on $G$ with $O(\log |G|)$ generators, which has a rapid mixing property and a constant spectral expansion.\\

We prove a similar result in the undirected case, and ... more >>>

Jin-Yi Cai

We generalize the construction of Gabber and Galil

to essentially every unimodular matrix in $SL_2(\Z)$. It is shown that

every parabolic

or hyperbolic fractional linear transformation explicitly

defines an expander of bounded degree

and constant expansion. Thus all but a vanishingly small fraction

of unimodular matrices define expanders.

Hamed Hatami, Shachar Lovett

Let $\cal{P}$ be an affine invariant property of functions $\mathbb{F}_p^n \to [R]$ for fixed $p$ and $R$. We show that if $\cal{P}$ is locally testable with a constant number of queries, then one can estimate the distance of a function $f$ from $\cal{P}$ with a constant number of queries. This ... more >>>

Gregory Valiant, Paul Valiant

We introduce a new approach to characterizing the unobserved portion of a distribution, which provides sublinear-sample additive estimators for a class of properties that includes entropy and distribution support size. Together with the lower bounds proven in the companion paper [29], this settles the longstanding question of the sample complexities ... more >>>

Mark Braverman, Young Kun Ko, Aviad Rubinstein, Omri Weinstein

We show that, assuming the (deterministic) Exponential Time Hypothesis, distinguishing between a graph with an induced $k$-clique and a graph in which all $k$-subgraphs have density at most $1-\epsilon$, requires $n^{\tilde \Omega(log n)}$ time. Our result essentially matches the quasi-polynomial algorithms of Feige and Seltser [FS97] and Barman [Bar15] for ... more >>>

Nutan Limaye, Meena Mahajan, Jayalal Sarma

We re-examine the complexity of evaluating monotone planar circuits

MPCVP, with special attention to circuits with cylindrical

embeddings. MPCVP is known to be in NC^3, and for the special

case of upward stratified circuits, it is known to be in

LogDCFL. We characterize cylindricality, which ...
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Atri Rudra, Mary Wootters

We show that any $q$-ary code with sufficiently good distance can be randomly punctured to obtain, with high probability, a code that is list decodable up to radius $1 - 1/q - \epsilon$ with near-optimal rate and list sizes.

Our results imply that ``most" Reed-Solomon codes are list decodable ... more >>>

Arnab Bhattacharyya, Eldar Fischer, Hamed Hatami, Pooya Hatami, Shachar Lovett

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 >>>

Itai Benjamini, Oded Schramm, Asaf Shapira

Testing a property P of graphs in the bounded degree model deals with the following problem: given a graph G of bounded degree d we should distinguish (with probability 0.9, say) between the case that G satisfies P and the case that one should add/remove at least \epsilon d n ... more >>>

Leslie G. Valiant

Living cells function according to complex mechanisms that operate in different ways depending on conditions. Evolutionary theory suggests that such mechanisms evolved as a result of a random search guided by selection and realized by genetic mutations. However, as some observers have noted, there has existed no theory that would ... more >>>

Marcos Kiwi, Frederic Magniez, Miklos Santha

In the late 80's Blum, Luby, Rubinfeld, Kannan et al. pioneered

the theory of self-testing as an alternative way of dealing with

the problem of software reliability.

Over the last decade this theory played a crucial role in

the construction of probabilistically checkable proofs and

the ...
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Ludwig Staiger

In this paper we derive several results which generalise the constructive

dimension of (sets of) infinite strings to the case of exact dimension. We

start with proving a martingale characterisation of exact Hausdorff

dimension. Then using semi-computable super-martingales we introduce the

notion of exact constructive dimension ...
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Ludwig Staiger

The present paper generalises results by Lutz and Ryabko. We prove a

martingale characterisation of exact Hausdorff dimension. On this base we

introduce the notion of exact constructive dimension of (sets of) infinite

strings.

Furthermore, we generalise Ryabko's result on the Hausdorff dimension of the

...
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Nader H. Bshouty

Beate Bollig, Niko Range, Ingo Wegener

Ordered binary decision diagrams (OBDDs) are nowadays the most common

dynamic data structure or representation type for Boolean functions.

Among the many areas of application are verification, model checking,

computer aided design, relational algebra, and symbolic graph algorithms.

Although many even exponential lower bounds on the OBDD size of Boolean ...
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Rohit Gurjar, Arpita Korwar, Jochen Messner, Thomas Thierauf

A red-blue graph is a graph where every edge is colored either red or blue. The exact perfect matching problem asks for a perfect matching in a red-blue graph that has exactly a given number of red edges.

We show that for complete and bipartite complete graphs, the exact perfect ... more >>>

Peter Bürgisser, Felipe Cucker

We introduce some operators defining new complexity classes from existing ones in the Blum-Shub-Smale theory of computation over the reals. Each one of these operators is defined with the help of a quantifier differing from the usual ones, $\forall$ and $\exists$, and yet having a precise geometric meaning. Our agenda ... more >>>

Sam Buss, Valentine Kabanets, Antonina Kolokolova, Michal Koucky

We give a combinatorial analysis (using edge expansion) of a variant of the iterative expander construction due to Reingold, Vadhan, and Wigderson [Annals of Mathematics, 2002], and show that this analysis can be formalized in the bounded-arithmetic system $VNC^1$ (corresponding to the ``$NC^1$ reasoning''). As a corollary, we prove the ... more >>>

Stasys Jukna

The \emph{replication number} of a branching program is the minimum

number R such that along every accepting computation at most R

variables are tested more than once. Hence 0\leq R\leq n for every

branching program in n variables. The best results so far were

exponential ...
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Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Prajakta Nimbhorkar, Yadu Vasudev

Let $G=\langle S\rangle$ be a solvable permutation group given as input by generating set $S$. I.e.\ $G$ is a solvable subgroup of the symmetric group $S_n$. We give a deterministic polynomial-time algorithm that computes an expanding generator set for $G$. More precisely, given a constant $\lambda <1$ we can compute ... more >>>

Venkatesan Guruswami, Atri Rudra

For every $0 < R < 1$ and $\eps > 0$, we present an explicit

construction of error-correcting codes of rate $R$ that can be list

decoded in polynomial time up to a fraction $(1-R-\eps)$ of errors.

These codes achieve the ``capacity'' for decoding from {\em ...
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Zohar Karnin, Yuval Rabani, Amir Shpilka

We construct a small set of explicit linear transformations mapping $R^n$ to $R^{O(\log n)}$, such that the $L_2$ norm of

any vector in $R^n$ is distorted by at most $1\pm o(1)$ in at

least a fraction of $1 - o(1)$ of the transformations in the set.

Albeit the tradeoff between ...
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Ronen Shaltiel, Jad Silbak

A stochastic code is a pair of encoding and decoding procedures $(Enc,Dec)$ where $Enc:\{0,1\}^k \times \{0,1\}^d \to \{0,1\}^n$, and a message $m \in \{0,1\}^k$ is encoded by $Enc(m,S)$ where $S \from \{0,1\}^d$ is chosen uniformly by the encoder. The code is $(p,L)$-list-decodable against a class $\mathcal{C}$ of ``channel functions'' $C:\{0,1\}^n ... more >>>

Shachar Lovett, Yoav Tzur

Recently, Viola (CCC'08) showed that the sum of $d$ small-biased distributions fools degree-$d$ polynomial tests; that is, every polynomial expression of degree at most $d$ in the bits of the sum has distribution very close to that induced by this expression evaluated on uniformly selected random bits. We show that ... more >>>

Parikshit Gopalan, Cheng Huang, Bob Jenkins, Sergey Yekhanin

Consider a systematic linear code where some (local) parity symbols depend on few prescribed symbols, while other (heavy) parity symbols may depend on all data symbols. Local parities allow to quickly recover any single symbol when it is erased, while heavy parities provide tolerance to a large number of simultaneous ... more >>>

Michael Forbes, Amir Shpilka

Mulmuley recently gave an explicit version of Noether's Normalization lemma for ring of invariants of matrices under simultaneous conjugation, under the conjecture that there are deterministic black-box algorithms for polynomial identity testing (PIT). He argued that this gives evidence that constructing such algorithms for PIT is beyond current techniques. In ... more >>>

Shashank Agrawal, Divya Gupta, Hemanta Maji, Omkant Pandey, Manoj Prabhakaran

The notion of non-malleable codes was introduced as a relaxation of standard error-correction and error-detection. Informally, a code is non-malleable if the message contained in a modified codeword is either the original message, or a completely unrelated value.

In the information theoretic setting, although existence of such codes for various ... more >>>

Eshan Chattopadhyay, Xin Li

We make progress in the following three problems: 1. Constructing optimal seeded non-malleable extractors; 2. Constructing optimal privacy amplification protocols with an active adversary, for any possible security parameter; 3. Constructing extractors for independent weak random sources, when the min-entropy is extremely small (i.e., near logarithmic).

For the first ... more >>>

Anindya De, Elchanan Mossel

The results of Raghavendra (2008) show that assuming Khot's Unique Games Conjecture (2002), for every constraint satisfaction problem there exists a generic semi-definite program that achieves the optimal approximation factor. This result is existential as it does not provide an explicit optimal rounding procedure nor does it allow to calculate ... more >>>

Venkatesan Guruswami, Carol Wang

We construct an explicit family of linear rank-metric codes over any field ${\mathbb F}_h$ that enables efficient list decoding up to a fraction $\rho$ of errors in the rank metric with a rate of $1-\rho-\epsilon$, for any desired $\rho \in (0,1)$ and $\epsilon > 0$. Previously, a Monte Carlo construction ... more >>>

Loïck Magnin, Jérémie Roland

The polynomial method and the adversary method are the two main techniques to prove lower bounds on quantum query complexity, and they have so far been considered as unrelated approaches. Here, we show an explicit reduction from the polynomial method to the multiplicative adversary method. The proof goes by extending ... more >>>

Raghu Meka

A Boolean function on n variables is q-resilient if for any subset of at most q variables, the function is very likely to be determined by a uniformly random assignment to the remaining n-q variables; in other words, no coalition of at most q variables has significant influence on the ... more >>>

Michael Viderman

An error-correcting code $C \subseteq \F^n$ is called $(q,\epsilon)$-strong locally testable code (LTC) if there exists a tester that makes at most $q$ queries to the input word. This tester accepts all codewords with probability 1 and rejects all non-codewords $x\notin C$ with probability at least $\epsilon \cdot \delta(x,C)$, where ... more >>>

Venkatesan Guruswami, Swastik Kopparty

A subspace design is a collection $\{H_1,H_2,\dots,H_M\}$ of subspaces of ${\mathbf F}_q^m$ with the property that no low-dimensional subspace $W$ of ${\mathbf F}_q^m$ intersects too many subspaces of the collection. Subspace designs were introduced by Guruswami and Xing (STOC 2013) who used them to give a randomized construction of optimal ... more >>>

Eshan Chattopadhyay, David Zuckerman

We explicitly construct an extractor for two independent sources on $n$ bits, each with min-entropy at least $\log^C n$ for a large enough constant $C$. Our extractor outputs one bit and has error $n^{-\Omega(1)}$. The best previous extractor, by Bourgain [B2], required each source to have min-entropy $.499n$.

A key ... more >>>

Avraham Ben-Aroya, Dean Doron, Amnon Ta-Shma

We explicitly construct extractors for two independent $n$-bit sources of $(\log n)^{1+o(1)}$ min-entropy. Previous constructions required either $\mathrm{polylog}(n)$ min-entropy \cite{CZ15,Meka15} or five sources \cite{Cohen16}.

Our result extends the breakthrough result of Chattopadhyay and Zuckerman \cite{CZ15} and uses the non-malleable extractor of Cohen \cite{Cohen16}. The main new ingredient in our construction ... more >>>

Amnon Ta-Shma

The question of finding an epsilon-biased set with close to optimal support size, or, equivalently, finding an explicit binary code with distance $\frac{1-\epsilon}{2}$ and rate close to the Gilbert-Varshamov bound, attracted a lot of attention in recent decades. In this paper we solve the problem almost optimally and show an ... more >>>

Iordanis Kerenidis, Ronald de Wolf

We prove exponential lower bounds on the length of 2-query

locally decodable codes. Goldreich et al. recently proved such bounds

for the special case of linear locally decodable codes.

Our proof shows that a 2-query locally decodable code can be decoded

with only 1 quantum query, and then ...
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Nathan Segerlind

The matrix cuts of Lov{\'{a}}sz and Schrijver are methods for tightening linear relaxations of zero-one programs by the addition of new linear inequalities. We address the question of how many new inequalities are necessary to approximate certain combinatorial problems with strong guarantees, and to solve certain instances of Boolean satisfiability.

... more >>>Stephen A. Cook, Toniann Pitassi, Robert Robere, Benjamin Rossman

Monotone span programs are a linear-algebraic model of computation which were introduced by Karchmer and Wigderson in 1993. They are known to be equivalent to linear secret sharing schemes, and have various applications in complexity theory and cryptography. Lower bounds for monotone span programs have been difficult to obtain because ... more >>>

Luke Friedman, Yixin Xu

A propositional proof system based on ordered binary decision diagrams (OBDDs) was introduced by Atserias et al. Krajicek proved exponential lower bounds for a strong variant of this system using feasible interpolation, and Tveretina et al. proved exponential lower bounds for restricted versions of this system for refuting formulas derived ... more >>>

Stasys Jukna

In a semantic resolution proof we operate with clauses only

but allow {\em arbitrary} rules of inference:

C_1 C_2 ... C_m

__________________

C

Consistency is the only requirement. We prove a very simple

exponential lower bound for the size ...
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Michael Alekhnovich, Edward Hirsch, Dmitry Itsykson

DPLL (for Davis, Putnam, Logemann, and Loveland) algorithms form the largest family of contemporary algorithms for SAT (the propositional satisfiability problem) and are widely used in applications. The recursion trees of DPLL algorithm executions on unsatisfiable formulas are equivalent to tree-like resolution proofs. Therefore, lower bounds for tree-like resolution (which ... more >>>

Xiaoming Sun, Marcos Villagra

There are three different types of nondeterminism in quantum communication: i) $\nqp$-communication, ii) $\qma$-communication, and iii) $\qcma$-communication. In this \redout{paper} we show that multiparty $\nqp$-communication can be exponentially stronger than $\qcma$-communication. This also implies an exponential separation with respect to classical multiparty nondeterministic communication complexity. We argue that there exists ... more >>>

Kamil Khadiev, Aliya Khadiev, Alexander Knop

In this paper, we study quantum OBDD model, it is a restricted version of read-once quantum branching programs, with respect to "width" complexity. It is known that the maximal gap between deterministic and quantum complexities is exponential. But there are few examples of functions with such a gap. We present ... more >>>

Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz

We show an exponential gap between communication complexity and external information complexity, by analyzing a communication task suggested as a candidate by Braverman [Bra13]. Previously, only a separation of communication complexity and internal information complexity was known [GKR14,GKR15].

More precisely, we obtain an explicit example of a search problem with ... more >>>

Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz

We show an exponential gap between communication complexity and information complexity, by giving an explicit example for a communication task (relation), with information complexity $\leq O(k)$, and distributional communication complexity $\geq 2^k$. This shows that a communication protocol cannot always be compressed to its internal information. By a result of ... more >>>

Anat Ganor, Gillat Kol, Ran Raz

We show an exponential gap between communication complexity and information complexity for boolean functions, by giving an explicit example of a partial function with information complexity $\leq O(k)$, and distributional communication complexity $\geq 2^k$. This shows that a communication protocol for a partial boolean function cannot always be compressed to ... more >>>

Dmitry Gavinsky, Pavel Pudlak

We give the first exponential separation between quantum and

classical multi-party

communication complexity in the (non-interactive) one-way and

simultaneous message

passing settings.

For every k, we demonstrate a relational communication problem

between k parties

that can be solved exactly by a quantum simultaneous message passing

protocol of

cost ...
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Ziv Bar-Yossef, T.S. Jayram, Iordanis Kerenidis

We give the first exponential separation between quantum and bounded-error randomized one-way communication complexity. Specifically, we define the Hidden Matching Problem HM_n: Alice gets as input a string x in {0,1}^n and Bob gets a perfect matching M on the n coordinates. Bob's goal is to output a tuple (i,j,b) ... more >>>

Dmitry Gavinsky, Julia Kempe, Ronald de Wolf

We give an exponential separation between one-way quantum and classical communication complexity for a Boolean function. Earlier such a separation was known only for a relation. A very similar result was obtained earlier but independently by Kerenidis and Raz [KR06]. Our version of the result gives an example in the ... more >>>

Maria Luisa Bonet, Juan Luis Esteban, Jan Johannsen

We prove an exponential lower bound for tree-like Cutting Planes

refutations of a set of clauses which has polynomial size resolution

refutations. This implies an exponential separation between tree-like

and dag-like proofs for both Cutting Planes and resolution; in both

cases only superpolynomial separations were known before.

In order to ...
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Jan Johannsen

Resolution trees with lemmas ($\mathrm{RTL}$) are a resolution-based propositional proof system that is related to the DPLL algorithm with clause learning. Its fragments $\mathrm{RTL}(k)$ are related to clause learning algorithms where the width of learned clauses is bounded by $k$.

For every $k$ up to $O(\log n)$, an exponential separation ... more >>>

Holger Dell, Thore Husfeldt, Martin Wahlén

The Exponential Time Hypothesis (ETH) says that deciding the satisfiability of $n$-variable 3-CNF formulas requires time $\exp(\Omega(n))$. We relax this hypothesis by introducing its counting version #ETH, namely that every algorithm that counts the satisfying assignments requires time $\exp(\Omega(n))$. We transfer the sparsification lemma for $d$-CNF formulas to the counting ... more >>>

Piotr Faliszewski

In this paper we define a many-one reduction which is allowed to work in exponential time but may only output polynomially many symbols. We show that there are no NEXP-hard sparse languages under our reduction unless EXP=UEXP.

more >>>Dana Ron, Rocco Servedio

A signed majority function is a linear threshold function $f : \{+1,1\}^n \to \{+1,1\}$ of the form

$f(x)={\rm sign}(\sum_{i=1}^n \sigma_i x_i)$ where each $\sigma_i \in \{+1,-1\}.$ Signed majority functions are a highly symmetrical subclass of the class of all linear threshold functions, which are functions of the form ${\rm ...
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Irit Dinur, Inbal Livni Navon

Given a function $f:[N]^k\rightarrow[M]^k$, the Z-test is a three query test for checking if a function $f$ is a direct product, namely if there are functions $g_1,\dots g_k:[N]\to[M]$ such that $f(x_1,\ldots,x_k)=(g_1(x_1),\dots g_k(x_k))$ for every input $x\in [N]^k$.

This test was introduced by Impagliazzo et. al. (SICOMP 2012), who ...
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Benny Applebaum

The gap-ETH assumption (Dinur 2016; Manurangsi and Raghavendra 2016) asserts that it is exponentially-hard to distinguish between a satisfiable 3-CNF formula and a 3-CNF formula which is at most 0.99-satisfiable. We show that this assumption follows from the exponential hardness of finding a satisfying assignment for *smooth* 3-CNFs. Here smoothness ... more >>>

Eric Allender, Luke Friedman, William Gasarch

In this paper we give an exposition of a theorem by Muchnik and Positselsky, showing that there is a universal prefix Turing machine U, with the property that there is no truth-table reduction from the halting problem to the set {(x,i) : there is a description d of length at ... more >>>

Nicola Galesi, Massimo Lauria

We introduce an algebraic proof system Pcrk, which combines together {\em Polynomial Calculus} (Pc) and {\em $k$-DNF Resolution} (Resk).

This is a natural generalization to Resk of the well-known {\em Polynomial Calculus with Resolution} (Pcr) system which combines together Pc and Resolution.

We study the complexity of proofs in such ... more >>>

Mika Göös, Rahul Jain, Thomas Watson

We exhibit an $n$-node graph whose independent set polytope requires extended formulations of size exponential in $\Omega(n/\log n)$. Previously, no explicit examples of $n$-dimensional $0/1$-polytopes were known with extension complexity larger than exponential in $\Theta(\sqrt{n})$. Our construction is inspired by a relatively little-known connection between extended formulations and (monotone) circuit ... more >>>

Olaf Beyersdorff, Leroy Chew, Mikolas Janota

We investigate two QBF resolution systems that use extension variables: weak extended Q-resolution, where the extension variables are quantified at the innermost level, and extended Q-resolution, where the extension variables can be placed inside the quantifier prefix. These systems have been considered previously by Jussila et al. '07 who ... more >>>

Zeev Dvir, Swastik Kopparty, Shubhangi Saraf, Madhu Sudan

We extend the ``method of multiplicities'' to get the following results, of interest in combinatorics and randomness extraction.

\begin{enumerate}

\item We show that every Kakeya set in $\F_q^n$, the $n$-dimensional vector space over the finite field on $q$ elements, must be of size at least $q^n/2^n$. This bound is tight ...
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Ran Raz, Omer Reingold, Salil Vadhan

We give explicit constructions of extractors which work for a source of

any min-entropy on strings of length n. These extractors can extract any

constant fraction of the min-entropy using O(log^2 n) additional random

bits, and can extract all the min-entropy using O(log^3 n) additional

random bits. Both of these ...
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Salil Vadhan

In this paper, we give explicit constructions of extractors which work for

a source of any min-entropy on strings of length $n$. The first

construction extracts any constant fraction of the min-entropy using

O(log^2 n) additional random bits. The second extracts all the

min-entropy using O(log^3 n) additional random ...
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Lance Fortnow, John Hitchcock, A. Pavan, Vinodchandran Variyam, Fengming Wang

We apply recent results on extracting randomness from independent

sources to ``extract'' Kolmogorov complexity. For any $\alpha,

\epsilon > 0$, given a string $x$ with $K(x) > \alpha|x|$, we show

how to use a constant number of advice bits to efficiently

compute another string $y$, $|y|=\Omega(|x|)$, with $K(y) >

(1-\epsilon)|y|$. ...
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Omer Reingold, Ronen Shaltiel, Avi Wigderson

On an input probability distribution with some (min-)entropy

an {\em extractor} outputs a distribution with a (near) maximum

entropy rate (namely the uniform distribution).

A natural weakening of this concept is a condenser, whose

output distribution has a higher entropy rate than the

input distribution (without losing

much of ...
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Maurice Jansen

For two polynomials $f \in \mathbb{F}[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n, y]$ and $p \in \mathbb{F}[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n]$, we say that $p$ is a root of $f$, if $f(x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n, p) \equiv 0$. We study the relation between the arithmetic circuit sizes of $f$ and $p$ for general circuits ... more >>>

Sumegha Garg, Ran Raz, Avishay Tal

A matrix $M: A \times X \rightarrow \{-1,1\}$ corresponds to the following learning problem: An unknown element $x \in X$ is chosen uniformly at random. A learner tries to learn $x$ from a stream of samples, $(a_1, b_1), (a_2, b_2) \ldots$, where for every $i$, $a_i \in A$ is chosen ... more >>>

Venkatesan Guruswami, Chris Umans, Salil Vadhan

We give new constructions of randomness extractors and lossless condensers that are optimal to within constant factors in both the seed length and the output length. For extractors, this matches the parameters of the current best known construction [LRVW03]; for lossless condensers, the previous best constructions achieved optimality to within ... more >>>

Anindya De, Thomas Watson

We consider the problem of extracting randomness from sources that are efficiently samplable, in the sense that each output bit of the sampler only depends on some small number $d$ of the random input bits. As our main result, we construct a deterministic extractor that, given any $d$-local source with ... more >>>

Russell Impagliazzo, Ronen Shaltiel, Avi Wigderson

We give the first construction of a pseudo-random generator with

optimal seed length that uses (essentially) arbitrary hardness.

It builds on the novel recursive use of the NW-generator in

a previous paper by the same authors, which produced many optimal

generators one of which was pseudo-random. This is achieved ...
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Zeev Dvir, Ariel Gabizon, Avi Wigderson

In this paper we construct explicit deterministic extractors from polynomial sources, namely from distributions sampled by low degree multivariate polynomials over finite fields. This naturally generalizes previous work on extraction from affine sources (which are degree 1 polynomials). A direct consequence is a deterministic extractor for distributions sampled by polynomial ... more >>>

Xin Li

We study the problem of constructing explicit extractors for independent general weak random sources. Given weak sources on $n$ bits, the probabilistic method shows that there exists a deterministic extractor for two independent sources with min-entropy as small as $\log n+O(1)$. However, even to extract from a constant number of ... more >>>

Anup Rao

We consider the problem of bit extraction from independent sources. We

construct an extractor that can extract from a constant number of

independent sources of length $n$, each of which have min-entropy

$n^\gamma$ for an arbitrarily small constant $\gamma > 0$. Our

constructions are different from recent extractor constructions

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Xin Li

We give the first explicit construction of deterministic extractors for affine sources over $F_2$, with entropy $k \geq \log^C n$ for some large enough constant $C$, where $n$ is the length of the source. Previously the best known results are by Bourgain \cite{Bourgain07}, Yehudayoff \cite{Yehudayoff10} and Li \cite{Li11a}, which require ... more >>>

Emanuele Viola

We obtain the first deterministic extractors for sources generated (or sampled) by small circuits of bounded depth. Our main results are:

(1) We extract $k (k/nd)^{O(1)}$ bits with exponentially small error from $n$-bit sources of min-entropy $k$ that are generated by functions $f : \{0,1\}^\ell \to \{0,1\}^n$ where each output ... more >>>

Anup Rao

We give polynomial time computable extractors for low-weight affine sources. A distribution is affine if it samples a random point from some unknown low dimensional subspace of F^n_2 . A distribution is low weight affine if the corresponding linear space has a basis of low-weight vectors. Low-weight ane sources are ... more >>>

Gil Cohen, Leonard Schulman

The main contribution of this work is an explicit construction of extractors for near logarithmic min-entropy. For any $\delta > 0$ we construct an extractor for $O(1/\delta)$ $n$-bit sources with min-entropy $(\log{n})^{1+\delta}$. This is most interesting when $\delta$ is set to a small constant, though the result also yields an ... more >>>

Eli Ben-Sasson, Ariel Gabizon

Let $F$ be the field of $q$ elements, where $q=p^{\ell}$ for prime $p$. Informally speaking, a polynomial source is a distribution over $F^n$ sampled by low degree multivariate polynomials. In this paper, we construct extractors for polynomial sources over fields of constant size $q$ assuming $p \ll q$.

More generally, ... more >>>

Eshan Chattopadhyay, Xin Li

We propose a new model of weak random sources which we call sumset sources. A sumset source $\mathbf{X}$ is the sum of $C$ independent sources $\mathbf{X}_1,\ldots,\mathbf{X}_C$, where each $\mathbf{X}_i$ is an $n$-bit source with min-entropy $k$. We show that extractors for this class of sources can be used to give ... more >>>

Emanuele Viola

We obtain the first deterministic randomness extractors

for $n$-bit sources with min-entropy $\ge n^{1-\alpha}$

generated (or sampled) by single-tape Turing machines

running in time $n^{2-16 \alpha}$, for all sufficiently

small $\alpha > 0$. We also show that such machines

cannot sample a uniform $n$-bit input to the Inner

Product function ...
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Amnon Ta-Shma, David Zuckerman, Shmuel Safra

Finding explicit extractors is an important derandomization goal that has received a lot of attention in the past decade. This research has focused on two approaches, one related to hashing and the other to pseudorandom generators. A third view, regarding extractors as good error correcting codes, was noticed before. Yet, ... more >>>

Ran Raz

We show how to extract random bits from two or more independent

weak random sources, in cases where only one source is of linear

min-entropy and all other sources are of logarithmic min-entropy.

We also give improved constructions of mergers and condensers.

In all that comes below, $\delta$ is an ...
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