eng
Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics
1868-8969
2009-02-19
697
708
10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2009.1812
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Extracting the Kolmogorov Complexity of Strings and Sequences from Sources with Limited Independence
Zimand, Marius
An infinite binary sequence has randomness rate at least $\sigma$ if, for almost every $n$, the Kolmogorov complexity of its prefix of length $n$ is at least $\sigma n$. It is known that for every rational $\sigma \in (0,1)$, on one hand, there exists sequences with randomness rate $\sigma$ that can not be effectively transformed into a sequence with randomness rate higher than $\sigma$ and, on the other hand, any two independent sequences with randomness rate $\sigma$ can be transformed into a sequence with randomness rate higher than $\sigma$. We show that the latter result holds even if the two input sequences have linear dependency (which, informally speaking, means that all prefixes of length $n$ of the two sequences have in common a constant fraction of their information). The similar problem is studied for finite strings. It is shown that from any two strings with sufficiently large Kolmogorov complexity and sufficiently small dependence, one can effectively construct a string that is random even conditioned by any one of the input strings.
https://drops.dagstuhl.de/storage/00lipics/lipics-vol003-stacs2009/LIPIcs.STACS.2009.1812/LIPIcs.STACS.2009.1812.pdf
Algorithmic information theory
Computational complexity
Kolmogorov complexity
Randomness extractors