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Haitner, Iftach ; Mazor, Noam ; Silbak, Jad

Incompressiblity and Next-Block Pseudoentropy

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A distribution is k-incompressible, Yao [FOCS '82], if no efficient compression scheme compresses it to less than k bits. While being a natural measure, its relation to other computational analogs of entropy such as pseudoentropy, Hastad, Impagliazzo, Levin, and Luby [SICOMP '99], and to other cryptographic hardness assumptions, was unclear.
We advance towards a better understating of this notion, showing that a k-incompressible distribution has (k-2) bits of next-block pseudoentropy, a refinement of pseudoentropy introduced by Haitner, Reingold, and Vadhan [SICOMP '13]. We deduce that a samplable distribution X that is (H(X)+2)-incompressible, implies the existence of one-way functions.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Haitner, Iftach and Mazor, Noam and Silbak, Jad},
  title =	{{Incompressiblity and Next-Block Pseudoentropy}},
  booktitle =	{14th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS 2023)},
  pages =	{66:1--66:18},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-263-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{251},
  editor =	{Tauman Kalai, Yael},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-175697},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2023.66},
  annote =	{Keywords: incompressibility, next-block pseudoentropy, sparse languages}

Keywords: incompressibility, next-block pseudoentropy, sparse languages
Collection: 14th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 01.02.2023

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