3 years ago

Codes with hierarchical locality from covering maps of curves.

Sean Ballentine, Alexander Barg, Serge Vladuts

Locally recoverable (LRC) codes provide ways of recovering erased coordinates of the codeword without having to access each of the remaining coordinates. A subfamily of LRC codes with hierarchical locality (H-LRC codes) provides added flexibility to the construction by introducing several tiers of recoverability for correcting different numbers of erasures. We present a general construction of codes with 2-level hierarchical locality from maps between algebraic curves and specialize it to several code families obtained from quotients of curves by a subgroup of the automorphism group, including rational, elliptic, Kummer, and Artin-Schreier curves. We further address the question of hierarchical LRC codes with availability, and suggest a general construction of such codes from fiber products of curves. Finally, we construct asymptotically good families of H-LRC codes from curves related to the Garcia-Stichtenoth tower.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1807.05473

DOI: arXiv:1807.05473v2

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