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Paper IDD2-S6-T2.2
Paper Title Decoding Reed-Solomon codes by solving a bilinear system with a Gröbner basis approach
Authors Magali Bardet, LITIS, University of Rouen Normandie and Inria de Paris, France; Rocco Mora, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC University Paris 6 and Inria de Paris, France; Jean-Pierre Tillich, Inria de Paris, France
Session D2-S6-T2: Reed-Solomon & MDS Codes
Chaired Session: Tuesday, 13 July, 23:40 - 00:00
Engagement Session: Wednesday, 14 July, 00:00 - 00:20
Abstract Decoding a Reed-Solomon code can be modeled by a bilinear system which can be solved by Gröbner basis techniques. We will show that in this particular case, these techniques are much more efficient than for generic bilinear systems with the same number of unknowns and equations (where these techniques have exponential complexity). Here we show that they are able to solve the problem in polynomial time up to the Sudan radius. Moreover, beyond this radius these techniques recover automatically polynomial identities that are at the heart of improvements of the power decoding approach for reaching the Johnson decoding radius. They also allow to derive new polynomial identities that can be used to derive new algebraic decoding algorithms for Reed-Solomon codes. We provide numerical evidence that this sometimes allows to correct efficiently slightly more errors than the Johnson radius.