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Author, Editor
Author(s):
Doerr, Benjamin
Klein, Christian
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Editor(s):
Arun-Kumar, S.
Garg, Naveen
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Not MPII Editor(s):
Arun-Kumar, S.
BibTeX cite key*:
unbiasmatr2006
Title, Booktitle
Title*:
Unbiased Rounding of Rational Matrices
Booktitle*:
FSTTCS 2006: Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science: 26th International Conference
Event, URLs
Conference URL::
http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~fsttcs26/
Downloading URL:
Event Address*:
Kolkata, India
Language:
English
Event Date*
(no longer used):
Organization:
Event Start Date:
13 December 2006
Event End Date:
15 December 2006
Publisher
Name*:
Springer
URL:
http://www.springer-ny.com/
Address*:
Berlin, Germany
Type:
Vol, No, Year, pp.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume:
4337
Number:
Month:
Pages:
200-211
Year*:
2006
VG Wort Pages:
28
ISBN/ISSN:
3-540-49994-7
Sequence Number:
DOI:
Note, Abstract, ©
(LaTeX) Abstract:
Rounding a real-valued matrix to an integer one such that the rounding errors in all rows and columns are less than one is a classical problem.
It has been applied to hypergraph coloring, in scheduling and in statistics.
Here, it often is also desirable to round each entry randomly such that the probability of rounding it up equals its fractional part.
This is known as unbiased rounding in statistics and as randomized rounding in computer science.

We show how to compute such an unbiased rounding of an $m \times n$ matrix in expected time $O(m n q^2)$, where $q$ is the common denominator of the matrix entries.
We also show that if the denominator can be written as $q=\prod_{i=1}^\ell q_i$ for some integers $q_i$, the expected runtime can be reduced to $O(m n \sum_{i=1}^\ell q_i^2)$.
Our algorithm can be derandomised efficiently using the method of conditional probabilities.

Our roundings have the additional property that the errors in all initial intervals of rows and columns are less than one.
URL for the Abstract:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/b46030078764776p/
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MPG Unit:
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:
Algorithms and Complexity Group
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BibTeX Entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{unbiasmatr2006,
AUTHOR = {Doerr, Benjamin and Klein, Christian},
EDITOR = {Arun-Kumar, S. and Garg, Naveen},
TITLE = {Unbiased Rounding of Rational Matrices},
BOOKTITLE = {FSTTCS 2006: Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science: 26th International Conference},
PUBLISHER = {Springer},
YEAR = {2006},
VOLUME = {4337},
PAGES = {200--211},
SERIES = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
ADDRESS = {Kolkata, India},
ISBN = {3-540-49994-7},
}


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