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Super-bits, demi-bits, and NP/qpoly-natural proofs

  • Steven Rudich
Randomness
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1269)

Abstract

We introduce the super-bit conjecture, which allows the development of a theory generalizing the notion of pseudorandomness so as to fool non-deterministic statistical tests. This new kind of pseudo-randomness rules out the existence of N P/poly-natural properties that can work against P/poly. This is an important extension of the original theory of P/poly-natural proofs [10]. We also introduce the closely related demi-bit conjecture which is more intuitive and is the source of interesting open problems.

Keywords

Proof System Combinatorial Property Pseudorandom Generator Pseudorandom Function Circuit Family 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Rudich
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh

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