Exact Identification of Read-Once Formulas Using Fixed Points of Amplification Functions

  title={Exact Identification of Read-Once Formulas Using Fixed Points of Amplification Functions},
  author={Sally A. Goldman and Michael Kearns and Robert E. Schapire},
  journal={SIAM J. Comput.},
In this paper a new technique is described for exactly identifying certain classes of read-once Boolean formulas. The method is based on sampling the input-output behavior of the target formula on a probability distribution that is determined by the fixed point of the formula’s amplification function (defined as the probability that a one is output by the formula when each input bit is one independently with probability p). By performing various statistical tests on easily sampled variants of… 

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