Introduction to property testing [E-Book] / Oded Goldreich, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Goldreich, Oded, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
1 online resource (xxv, 445 pages)
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Property testing is concerned with the design of super-fast algorithms for the structural analysis of large quantities of data. The aim is to unveil global features of the data, such as determining whether the data has a particular property or estimating global parameters. Remarkably, it is possible for decisions to be made by accessing only a small portion of the data. Property testing focuses on properties and parameters that go beyond simple statistics. This book provides an extensive and authoritative introduction to property testing. It provides a wide range of algorithmic techniques for the design and analysis of tests for algebraic properties, properties of Boolean functions, graph properties, and properties of distributions.