doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-2-290-294


A. V. Afanasyeva, S. V. Bezzateev

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For citation: Afanasyeva A.V., Bezzateev S.V. Сomputationally efficient private information retrieval protocol. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2016, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 290–294, doi:10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-2-290-294


This paper describes a new computationally efficient private information retrieval protocol for one q-ary symbol retrieving. The main advantage of the proposed solution lies in a low computational complexity of information extraction procedure, as well as the constructive simplicity and flexibility in choosing the system parameters. Such results are based on cosets properties. The proposed protocol has communication complexity slightly worse than the best schemes at the moment, which is based on locally decodable codes, but it can be easily built for any parameters of the system, as opposed to codes. In comparison with similar solutions based on polynomials, the proposed method gains in computational complexity, which is important especially for servers which must service multiple requests from multiple users.

Keywords: private information retrieval protocol, polynomial interpolation, Galois group cosets over the finite fields, Lagrange, locally decodable codes


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