Approximations of general independent distributions

Guy Even, Oded Goldreicht, Michael Luby, Noam Nisan, Boban Velickovic

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We describe efficient constructions of small probability spaces that approximate the independent distribution for general random variables. Previous work on efficient constructions concentrate on approximations of the independent distribution for the special case of uniform boolean-valued random variables. Our results yield efficient constructions of small sets with low discrepancy in high dimensional space and have applications to de-randomizing randomized algorithms.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 1992
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0897915119
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1992
Event24th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 1992 - Victoria, Canada
Duration: 4 May 19926 May 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
VolumePart F129722
ISSN (Print)0737-8017


Conference24th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 1992

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© 1992 ACM.


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