TY - GEN

T1 - Tensor-based hardness of the shortest vector problem to within almost polynomial factors

AU - Haviv, Ishay

AU - Regev, Oded

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - We show that unless NP RTIME (2poly(log n)), for any > 0 there is no polynomial-time algorithm approximating the Shortest Vector Problem (SVP) on n-dimensional lattices inthe lp norm (1 q p<) to within a factor of 2(log n)1-. This improves the previous best factor of 2(logn)1/2- under the same complexity assumption due to Khot. Under the stronger assumption NP RSUBEXP, we obtain a hardness factor of n c/log log n for some c > 0. Our proof starts with Khot's SVP instances from that are hard to approximate to within some constant. To boost the hardness factor we simply apply the standard tensor product oflattices. The main novel part is in the analysis, where we show that Khot's lattices behave nicely under tensorization. At the heart of the analysis is a certain matrix inequality which was first used in the context of lattices by de Shalit and Parzanchevski.

AB - We show that unless NP RTIME (2poly(log n)), for any > 0 there is no polynomial-time algorithm approximating the Shortest Vector Problem (SVP) on n-dimensional lattices inthe lp norm (1 q p<) to within a factor of 2(log n)1-. This improves the previous best factor of 2(logn)1/2- under the same complexity assumption due to Khot. Under the stronger assumption NP RSUBEXP, we obtain a hardness factor of n c/log log n for some c > 0. Our proof starts with Khot's SVP instances from that are hard to approximate to within some constant. To boost the hardness factor we simply apply the standard tensor product oflattices. The main novel part is in the analysis, where we show that Khot's lattices behave nicely under tensorization. At the heart of the analysis is a certain matrix inequality which was first used in the context of lattices by de Shalit and Parzanchevski.

KW - Hardness of approximation

KW - Lattices

KW - Tensor product

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U2 - 10.1145/1250790.1250859

DO - 10.1145/1250790.1250859

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:35448997748

SN - 1595936319

SN - 9781595936318

T3 - Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing

SP - 469

EP - 477

BT - STOC'07

T2 - STOC'07: 39th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing

Y2 - 11 June 2007 through 13 June 2007

ER -