Parent-identifying schemes provide a way to identify causes from effects for some information systems, such as digital fingerprinting and group testing. In this paper, we consider the combinatorial structures for parent-identifying schemes. First, we establish an equivalent relationship between the parent-identifying schemes and forbidden configurations. Based on this relationship, we derive the probabilistic existence lower bounds for two related combinatorial structures, that is, t -parent-identifying set systems ( t -IPPS) and t -multimedia parent-identifying codes ( t -MIPPC), which are used in broadcast encryption and multimedia fingerprinting, respectively. The probabilistic lower bound for the maximum size of a t -IPPS has the asymptotically optimal order of magnitude in many cases, and that for t -MIPPC provides the asymptotically optimal code rate when t=2 and the best known asymptotic code rate when t\ge 3. Furthermore, we analyze the structure of 2-IPPS and prove some bounds for certain cases.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Computer Science Applications
- Library and Information Sciences