Adversarial Torn-paper Codes

Daniella Bar-Lev, Sagi Marcovich, Eitan Yaakobi, Yonatan Yehezkeally

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This paper studies the adversarial torn-paper channel. This problem is motivated by applications in DNA data storage where the DNA strands that carry the information may break into smaller pieces that are received out of order. Our model extends the previously researched probabilistic setting to the worst-case. We develop code constructions for any parameters of the channel for which non-vanishing asymptotic rate is possible and show that our constructions achieve optimal asymptotic rate while allowing for efficient encoding and decoding. Finally, we extend our results to related settings included multi-strand storage, presence of substitution errors, or incomplete coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665421591
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings


Conference2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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