Codes for computationally simple channels: Explicit constructions with optimal rate venkatesan guruswami

Venkatesan Guruswami, Adam Smith

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider coding schemes for computationally bounded channels, which can introduce an arbitrary set of errors as long as (a) the fraction of errors is bounded with high probability by a parameter p and (b) the process which adds the errors can be described by a sufficiently "simple" circuit. Codes for such channel models are attractive since, like codes for standard adversarial errors, they can handle channels whose true behavior is unknown or varying over time. For three classes of channels, we provide explicit, efficiently encodable/decodable codes of optimal rate where only inefficiently decodable codes were previously known. In each case, we provide one encoder/decoder that works for every channel in the class. Unique decoding for additive errors: We give the first construction of a poly-time encodable/decodable code for additive (a.k.a. oblivious) channels that achieve the Shannon capacity 1 - H(p). List-decoding for online log-space channels: We give an efficient code with optimal rate (arbitrarily close to 1 - H(p)) that recovers a short list containing the correct message with high probability for channels which read and modify the transmitted codeword as a stream, using at most O(log N) bits of workspace on transmissions of N bits. List-decoding for poly-time channels: For any constant c we give a similar list-decoding result for channels describable by circuits of size at most Nc, assuming the existence of pseudorandom generators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 IEEE 51st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2010
Pages723-732
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE 51st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2010 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2010Oct 26 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS
ISSN (Print)0272-5428

Other

Other2010 IEEE 51st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period10/23/1010/26/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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