Probabilistic Proof Systems: A Primer (Foundations and Trends(r) in Theoretical Computer Science) pdf epub fb2

Probabilistic Proof Systems: A Primer (Foundations and Trends(r) in Theoretical Computer Science) by - pdf epub fb2

Probabilistic Proof Systems: A Primer (Foundations and Trends(r) in Theoretical Computer Science) Author: -
Title: Probabilistic Proof Systems: A Primer (Foundations and Trends(r) in Theoretical Computer Science)
ISBN: 160198152X
ISBN13: 978-1601981523
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Pages: 108 pages
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc (August 8, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Computers & Technology
Size PDF version: 1778 kb
Size EPUB version: 1832 kb
Subcategory: Computer Science




Various types of probabilistic proof systems have played a central role in the development of computer science in the last couple of decades. These proof systems deviate from the traditional concept of a proof by introducing randomization and interaction into the verification process. Probabilistic proof systems carry an error probability (which is explicitly bounded and can be decreased by repetitions), but they offer various advantages over deterministic proof systems. This primer concentrates on three types of probabilistic proof systems: interactive proofs, zero-knowledge proofs, and probabilistically checkable proofs (PCP). Surveying the basic results regarding these proof systems, the primer stresses the essential role of randomness in each of them.