Group testing schemes from low-weight codewords of BCH codes

Shashanka Ubaru, Arya Mazumdar, Alexander Barg

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Abstract

Despite a large volume of research in group testing, explicit small-size group testing schemes are still difficult to construct, and the parameters of known combinatorial schemes are limited by the constraints of the problem. Relaxing the worst-case identification requirements to probabilistic localization of defectives enables one to expand the range of parameters, and yet the small-size practical constructions are sparse. Motivated by this question, we perform an experimental study of almost disjunct matrices constructed from low-weight codewords of binary BCH codes, and evaluate their performance in nonadaptive group testing. We observe that identification of defectives is much more stable in these schemes compared to the schemes constructed from random binary matrices. We derive an estimate of the error probability of identification in the constructed schemes which provides a partial explanation of their performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIT 2016; 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2863-2867
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018062
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 10 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 10 2016Jul 15 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2016-August
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/167/15/16

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    Ubaru, S., Mazumdar, A., & Barg, A. (2016). Group testing schemes from low-weight codewords of BCH codes. In Proceedings - ISIT 2016; 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (pp. 2863-2867). [7541822] (IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings; Vol. 2016-August). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIT.2016.7541822