A characterization of testable hypergraph properties

Felix Joos*, Jaehoon Kim, Daniela Kuhn, Deryk Osthus

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Abstract

We provide a combinatorial characterization of all testable properties of k-graphs (i.e. k-uniform hypergraphs). Here, a k-graph property P is testable if there is a randomized algorithm which makes a bounded number of edge queries and distinguishes with probability 2/3 between k-graphs that satisfy P and those that are far from satisfying P. For the 2-graph case, such a combinatorial characterization was obtained by Alon, Fischer, Newman and Shapira. Our results for the k-graph setting are in contrast to those of Austin and Tao, who showed that for the somewhat stronger concept of local repairability, the testability results for graphs do not extend to the 3-graph setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 58th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages859-867
Number of pages9
Volume2017-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017
Event58th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2017 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 201717 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference58th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period15/10/1717/10/17

Keywords

  • hypergraphs
  • property testing
  • regularity lemma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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