Perturbation Analysis of the QR Factor R in the Context of LLL Lattice Basis Reduction

Xiao-Wen Chang Damien Stehlé 1, 2, * Gilles Villard 1, 2, *
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2 ARENAIRE - Computer arithmetic
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
Abstract : In 1982, Arjen Lenstra, Hendrik Lenstra Jr. and László Lovász introduced an efficiently computable notion of reduction of basis of a Euclidean lattice that is now commonly referred to as LLL-reduction. The precise definition involves the R-factor of the QR factorisation of the basis matrix. A natural mean of speeding up the LLL reduction algorithm is to use a (floating-point) approximation to the R-factor. In the present article, we investigate the accuracy of the factor R of the QR factorisation of an LLL-reduced basis. Our main contribution is the first fully rigorous perturbation analysis of the R-factor of LLL-reduced matrices under column-wise perturbations. Our results should be very useful to devise LLL-type algorithms relying on floating-point approximations.
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Xiao-Wen Chang, Damien Stehlé, Gilles Villard. Perturbation Analysis of the QR Factor R in the Context of LLL Lattice Basis Reduction. Mathematics of Computation, American Mathematical Society, 2012, 81 (279), pp.1487-1511. ⟨ensl-00529425v2⟩

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