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Paper IDE.6.1
Paper Title Strong Converse for Testing Against Independence over a Noisy channel
Authors Sreejith Sreekumar, Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Session E.6: Hypothesis Testing II
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Track Detection and Estimation
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Abstract A distributed binary hypothesis testing (HT) problem over a noisy (discrete and memoryless) channel studied previously by the authors is investigated from the perspective of the strong converse property. It was shown by Ahlswede and Csiszar that a strong converse holds in the above setting when the channel is rate-limited and noiseless. Motivated by this observation, we show that the strong converse continues to hold in the noisy channel setting for a special case of HT known as testing against independence (TAI), under the assumption that the channel transition matrix has non-zero elements. The proof utilizes the blowing up lemma and the recent change of measure technique of Tyagi and Watanabe as the key tools.

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2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

11-16 July 2021 | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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