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Information Security and Cryptography

Locally Decodable Codes and Private Information Retrieval Schemes

Authors: Yekhanin, Sergey

  • First book on this topic
  • A fresh look at the theory
  • Related thesis won the ACM Dissertation Award in 2007
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Locally decodable codes (LDCs) are codes that simultaneously provide efficient random access retrieval and high noise resilience by allowing reliable reconstruction of an arbitrary bit of a message by looking at only a small number of randomly chosen codeword bits. Local decodability comes with a certain loss in terms of efficiency – specifically, locally decodable codes require longer codeword lengths than their classical counterparts. Private information retrieval (PIR) schemes are cryptographic protocols designed to safeguard the privacy of database users. They allow clients to retrieve records from public databases while completely hiding the identity of the retrieved records from database owners. In this book the author provides a fresh algebraic look at the theory of locally decodable codes and private information retrieval schemes, obtaining new families of each which have much better parameters than those of previously known constructions, and he also proves limitations of two server PIRs in a restricted setting that covers all currently known schemes. The author's related thesis won the ACM Dissertation Award in 2007, and this book includes some expanded sections and proofs, and notes on recent developments.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Yekhanin, Sergey

    Pages 1-17

  • Locally decodable codes via the point removal method

    Yekhanin, Sergey

    Pages 19-45

  • Limitations of the point removal method

    Yekhanin, Sergey

    Pages 47-59

  • Private information retrieval

    Yekhanin, Sergey

    Pages 61-74

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-14358-8
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Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-14357-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26577-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locally Decodable Codes and Private Information Retrieval Schemes
Authors
Series Title
Information Security and Cryptography
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14358-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14358-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14357-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26577-8
Series ISSN
1619-7100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 82
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