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All known results on covering radius are presented, as well as some new results. There are a number of upper and lower bounds, including asymptotic results, a few exact determinations of covering radius, some extensive relations with other aspects of coding theory through the Reed-Muller codes, and new results on the least covering radius of any linear [II,(More)
Fuzzy sketches, introduced as a link between biometry and cryptography, are a way of handling biometric data matching as an error correction issue. We focus here on iris biometrics and look for the best error-correcting code in that respect. We show that two-dimensional iterative min-sum decoding leads to results near the theoretical limits. In particular,(More)
ÐFault diagnosis of multiprocessor systems motivates the following graph-theoretic definition. A subset g of points in an undirected graph q ˆ …† Y i† is called an identifying code if the sets f…v† ’ g consisting of all elements of g within distance one from the vertex v are different. We also require that the sets f…v† ’ g are all nonempty. We take q to be(More)
Let C be a code of length n over an alphabet of q letters. An n-word y is called a descendant of a set of t codewords x A code is said to have the t-identifying parent property if for any n-word that is a descendant of at most t parents it is possible to identify at least one of them. We prove that for any t ≤ q − 1 there exist sequences of such codes with(More)