Optimal Interactive Coding for Insertions, Deletions, and Substitutions

  title={Optimal Interactive Coding for Insertions, Deletions, and Substitutions},
  author={Alexander A. Sherstov and Pei Wu},
  journal={2017 IEEE 58th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)},
Interactive coding, pioneered by Schulman (FOCS 92, STOC 93), is concerned with making communication protocols resilient to adversarial noise. The canonical model allows the adversary to alter a small constant fraction of symbols, chosen at the adversarys discretion, as they pass through the communication channel. Braverman, Gelles, Mao, and Ostrovsky (2015) proposed a far-reaching generalization of this model, whereby the adversary can additionally manipulate the channel by removing and… CONTINUE READING