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25th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 1984)
Singer Island, FL
October 24-October 26
ISBN: 0-8186-0591-X
M. Santha, University of California
Several applications require truly random bit sequences, whereas physical sources of randomness are at best imperfect. We consider a general model for these slightly-random sources (e,g. zener diodes), and show how to convert their output into 'random looking ' sequences, which we call quasi -random. We show that quasi-random sequences are indistinguishable from truly random ones in a strong sense. This enables us to prove that quasi-random sequences can be used in place of truly random ones for applications such as seeds for pseudo-random number generators, randomizing algorithms, and stochastic simulation experiments.
Citation:
M. Santha, U.V. Vazirani, "Generating Quasi-Random Sequences From Slightly-Random Sources," focs, pp.434-440, 25th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 1984), 1984
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