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Abstract Satisfiability Coding Lemma
"... We present and analyze two simple algorithms for finding satisfying assignments ¢ ofCNFs (Boolean formulae in conjunctive normal form with at ¢ most literals per clause). The first is a randomized algorithm which, with probability approaching 1, finds a satisfying assignment of a ¢ satisfiableCNF ..."
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on the size of depth 3 circuits of AND and OR gates computing the parity function. This bound is tight up to a constant factor. The key idea used in these upper and lower bounds is what we call the Satisfiability Coding Lemma. This basic lemma shows how to encode satisfying solutions ¢ of aCNF succinctly. 1
Improved Approximation Algorithms for Maximum Cut and Satisfiability Problems Using Semidefinite Programming
 Journal of the ACM
, 1995
"... We present randomized approximation algorithms for the maximum cut (MAX CUT) and maximum 2satisfiability (MAX 2SAT) problems that always deliver solutions of expected value at least .87856 times the optimal value. These algorithms use a simple and elegant technique that randomly rounds the solution ..."
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We present randomized approximation algorithms for the maximum cut (MAX CUT) and maximum 2satisfiability (MAX 2SAT) problems that always deliver solutions of expected value at least .87856 times the optimal value. These algorithms use a simple and elegant technique that randomly rounds
Iterative decoding of binary block and convolutional codes
 IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
, 1996
"... Abstract Iterative decoding of twodimensional systematic convolutional codes has been termed “turbo ” (de)coding. Using loglikelihood algebra, we show that any decoder can he used which accepts soft inputsincluding a priori valuesand delivers soft outputs that can he split into three terms: the ..."
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Abstract Iterative decoding of twodimensional systematic convolutional codes has been termed “turbo ” (de)coding. Using loglikelihood algebra, we show that any decoder can he used which accepts soft inputsincluding a priori valuesand delivers soft outputs that can he split into three terms
Network Coding for Large Scale Content Distribution
"... We propose a new scheme for content distribution of large files that is based on network coding. With network coding, each node of the distribution network is able to generate and transmit encoded blocks of information. The randomization introduced by the coding process eases the scheduling of bloc ..."
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We propose a new scheme for content distribution of large files that is based on network coding. With network coding, each node of the distribution network is able to generate and transmit encoded blocks of information. The randomization introduced by the coding process eases the scheduling
The ratedistortion function for source coding with side information at the decoder
 IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
, 1976
"... AbstractLet {(X,, Y,J}r = 1 be a sequence of independent drawings of a pair of dependent random variables X, Y. Let us say that X takes values in the finite set 6. It is desired to encode the sequence {X,} in blocks of length n into a binary stream*of rate R, which can in turn be decoded as a seque ..."
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the infimum is with respect to all auxiliary random variables Z (which take values in a finite set 3) that satisfy: i) Y,Z conditiofally independent given X; ii) there exists a functionf: “Y x E +.%, such that E[D(X,f(Y,Z))] 5 d. Let Rx, y(d) be the ratedistortion function which results when the encoder
Good ErrorCorrecting Codes based on Very Sparse Matrices
, 1999
"... We study two families of errorcorrecting codes defined in terms of very sparse matrices. "MN" (MacKayNeal) codes are recently invented, and "Gallager codes" were first investigated in 1962, but appear to have been largely forgotten, in spite of their excellent properties. The ..."
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We study two families of errorcorrecting codes defined in terms of very sparse matrices. "MN" (MacKayNeal) codes are recently invented, and "Gallager codes" were first investigated in 1962, but appear to have been largely forgotten, in spite of their excellent properties
GRASP  A New Search Algorithm for Satisfiability
, 1996
"... This paper introduces GRASP (Generic seaRch Algorithm for the Satisjiability Problem), an integrated algorithmic framework for SAT that un.$es several previously proposed searchpruning techniques and facilitates ident$cation of additional ones. GRASP is premised on the inevitability of confzicts dur ..."
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This paper introduces GRASP (Generic seaRch Algorithm for the Satisjiability Problem), an integrated algorithmic framework for SAT that un.$es several previously proposed searchpruning techniques and facilitates ident$cation of additional ones. GRASP is premised on the inevitability of confzicts during search and its most distinguishing feature is the augmentation of basic backtracking search with a powerfil confzict analysis procedure. Analyzing confzicts to determine their cawes enables GRASP to backtrack nonchronologically to earlier levels in the search tree, potentially pruning large portions of the search space. In addition, by “recording ” the causes of conflicts, GRASP can recognize andpreempt the occurrence of similar conficts later on in the search. Finally, straightjwward bookkeeping of the causality chains leading up to conflicts allows GRASP to identifi assignments that are necessary for a solution to be found. fiperimental results obtained from a large number of benchmarks, including many from the $eld of test pattern generation, indicate that application of the proposed confzict analysis techniques to SATalgorithm can be extremely effectivefor a large number of representative classes of SAT instances. 1
Bandera: Extracting Finitestate Models from Java Source Code
 IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
, 2000
"... Finitestate verification techniques, such as model checking, have shown promise as a costeffective means for finding defects in hardware designs. To date, the application of these techniques to software has been hindered by several obstacles. Chief among these is the problem of constructing a fini ..."
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program source code. Bandera takes as input Java source code and generates a program model in the input language of one of several existing verification tools; Bandera also maps verifier outputs back to the original source code. We discuss the major components of Bandera and give an overview of how it can
Solving multiclass learning problems via errorcorrecting output codes
 JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH
, 1995
"... Multiclass learning problems involve nding a de nition for an unknown function f(x) whose range is a discrete set containing k>2values (i.e., k \classes"). The de nition is acquired by studying collections of training examples of the form hx i;f(x i)i. Existing approaches to multiclass l ..."
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output representations. This paper compares these three approaches to a new technique in which errorcorrecting codes are employed as a distributed output representation. We show that these output representations improve the generalization performance of both C4.5 and backpropagation on a wide range
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