|| On Codes for the Noisy Substring Channel
||Yonatan Yehezkeally, Nikita Polyanskii, Technical University of Munich, Germany|
||D4-S3-T4: Insertions/Deletions I
||Thursday, 15 July, 22:40 - 23:00
||Thursday, 15 July, 23:00 - 23:20
We consider the problem of coding for the substring channel, in which information strings are observed only through their (multisets of) substrings. Because of applications to DNA-based data storage, due to DNA sequencing techniques, interest in this channel has renewed in recent years. In contrast to existing literature, we consider a noisy channel model, where information is subject to noise before its substrings are sampled, motivated by in-vivo storage. We study two separate noise models, substitutions or deletions. In both cases, we examine families of codes which may be utilized for error-correction and present combinatorial bounds. Through a generalization of the concept of repeat-free strings, we show that the added required redundancy due to this imperfect observation assumption is sublinear, either when the fraction of errors in the observed substring length is sufficiently small, or when that length is sufficiently long. This suggests that no asymptotic cost in rate is incurred by this channel model in these cases.