Lifted Reed-Solomon Codes and Lifted Multiplicity Codes

Lukas Holzbaur, Rina Polyanskaya, Nikita Polyanskii, Ilya Vorobyev, Eitan Yaakobi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Lifted Reed-Solomon and multiplicity codes are classes of codes, constructed from specific sets of m-variate polynomials. These codes allow for the design of high-rate codes that can recover every codeword or information symbol from many disjoint sets. Recently, the underlying approaches have been combined for the bi-variate case to construct lifted multiplicity codes, a generalization of lifted codes that can offer further rate improvements. We continue the study of these codes by first establishing new lower bounds on the rate of lifted Reed-Solomon codes for any number of variables m , which improve upon the known bounds for any m\ge 4. Next, we use these results to provide lower bounds on the rate and distance of lifted multiplicity codes obtained from polynomials in an arbitrary number of variables, which improve upon the known results for any m\ge 3. Specifically, we investigate a subcode of a lifted multiplicity code formed by the linear span of m-variate monomials whose restriction to an arbitrary line in {\mathbb {F}}-{q}^{m} is equivalent to a low-degree univariate polynomial. We find the tight asymptotic behavior of the fraction of such monomials when the number of variables m is fixed and the alphabet size q=2^\ell is large. Using these results, we give a new explicit construction of batch codes utilizing lifted Reed-Solomon codes. For some parameter regimes, these codes have a better trade-off between parameters than previously known batch codes. Further, we show that lifted multiplicity codes have a better trade-off between redundancy and the number of disjoint recovering sets for every codeword or information symbol than previously known constructions, thereby providing the best known PIR codes for some parameter regimes. Additionally, we present a new local self-correction algorithm for lifted multiplicity codes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8051-8069
Number of pages19
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021


  • Codes
  • Decoding
  • Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
  • Lifted Reed-Solomon Codes
  • Maintenance engineering
  • PIR codes
  • Redundancy
  • Reed-Solomon codes
  • Standards
  • batch codes
  • lifted multiplicity codes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Lifted Reed-Solomon Codes and Lifted Multiplicity Codes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this