TY - GEN

T1 - H-wise independence

AU - Haviv, Ishay

AU - Langberg, Michael

N1 - Copyright:
Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - For a hypergraph H on the vertex set {1,...,n}, a distribution D = (D 1,...,Dn) over {0,1}n is H-wise independent if every restriction of D to indices which form an edge in H is uniform. This generalizes the notion of k-wise independence obtained by taking H to be the complete n vertex k-uniform hypergraph. This generalization was studied by Schulman (STOC 1992), who presented constructions of H-wise independent distributions that are linear, i.e., the samples are strings of inner products (over double-struck F2) of a fixed set of vectors with a uniformly chosen random vector. Let l(H) denote the minimum possible size of a sample space of a uniform H-wise independent distribution. The l parameter is well understood for the special case of k-wise independence. In this work we study the notion of H-wise independence and the ℓ parameter for general graphs and hypergraphs. For graphs, we show how the ℓ parameter relates to standard graph parameters (e.g., clique number, chromatic number, Lovasz theta function, minrank). We derive algorithmic and hardness results for this parameter as well as an explicit construction of graphs G for which ℓ (G) is exponentially smaller than the size of the sample space of any linear G-wise independent distribution. For hypergraphs, we study the problem of testing whether a given distribution is H-wise independent, generalizing results of Alon et al. (STOC 2007).

AB - For a hypergraph H on the vertex set {1,...,n}, a distribution D = (D 1,...,Dn) over {0,1}n is H-wise independent if every restriction of D to indices which form an edge in H is uniform. This generalizes the notion of k-wise independence obtained by taking H to be the complete n vertex k-uniform hypergraph. This generalization was studied by Schulman (STOC 1992), who presented constructions of H-wise independent distributions that are linear, i.e., the samples are strings of inner products (over double-struck F2) of a fixed set of vectors with a uniformly chosen random vector. Let l(H) denote the minimum possible size of a sample space of a uniform H-wise independent distribution. The l parameter is well understood for the special case of k-wise independence. In this work we study the notion of H-wise independence and the ℓ parameter for general graphs and hypergraphs. For graphs, we show how the ℓ parameter relates to standard graph parameters (e.g., clique number, chromatic number, Lovasz theta function, minrank). We derive algorithmic and hardness results for this parameter as well as an explicit construction of graphs G for which ℓ (G) is exponentially smaller than the size of the sample space of any linear G-wise independent distribution. For hypergraphs, we study the problem of testing whether a given distribution is H-wise independent, generalizing results of Alon et al. (STOC 2007).

KW - derandomization

KW - h-wise independence

KW - k-wise independence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84873345554&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1145/2422436.2422495

DO - 10.1145/2422436.2422495

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AN - SCOPUS:84873345554

SN - 9781450318594

T3 - ITCS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science

SP - 541

EP - 551

BT - ITCS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science

Y2 - 9 January 2013 through 12 January 2013

ER -