Bounded Independence fools halfspaces

We show that any distribution on {−1, +1}^n that is k-wise independent fools any Boolean halfspace function on $n$ variables with error e for k = O(log^2(1/e)). Up to logarithmic factors, our result matches a lower bound on k by Benjamini, Gurel-Gurevich, and Peled (2007). Using standard constructions of k-wise independent distributions, we obtain the first explicit pseudorandom generators that fool halfspaces.

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In  FOCS'09

Publisher  IEEE
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