## Sylvain Gravier ; Bernard Ycart - $S$-constrained random matrices

dmtcs:3480 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2006, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AG, Fourth Colloquium on Mathematics and Computer Science Algorithms, Trees, Combinatorics and Probabilities - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.3480
$S$-constrained random matrices

Authors: Sylvain Gravier 1; Bernard Ycart 2

• 1 Laboratoire Leibniz
• 2 Laboratoire de Modélisation et Calcul

Let $S$ be a set of $d$-dimensional row vectors with entries in a $q$-ary alphabet. A matrix $M$ with entries in the same $q$-ary alphabet is $S$-constrained if every set of $d$ columns of $M$ contains as a submatrix a copy of the vectors in $S$, up to permutation. For a given set $S$ of $d$-dimensional vectors, we compute the asymptotic probability for a random matrix $M$ to be $S$-constrained, as the numbers of rows and columns both tend to infinity. If $n$ is the number of columns and $m=m_n$ the number of rows, then the threshold is at $m_n= \alpha_d \log (n)$, where $\alpha_d$ only depends on the dimension $d$ of vectors and not on the particular set $S$. Applications to superimposed codes, shattering classes of functions, and Sidon families of sets are proposed. For $d=2$, an explicit construction of a $S$-constrained matrix is given.

Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AG, Fourth Colloquium on Mathematics and Computer Science Algorithms, Trees, Combinatorics and Probabilities
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2006
Imported on: May 10, 2017
Keywords: random matrix,Poisson approximation,superimposed code,shattering,VC dimensions,Sidon families,[INFO.INFO-DS] Computer Science [cs]/Data Structures and Algorithms [cs.DS],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]

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