# A Rate-Optimal Construction of Codes with Sequential Recovery with Low Block Length.

An erasure code is said to be a code with sequential recovery with parameters $r$ and $t$, if for any $s \leq t$ erased code symbols, there is an $s$-step recovery process in which at each step we recover exactly one erased code symbol by contacting at most $r$ other code symbols. In earlier work by the same authors, presented at ISIT 2017, we had given a construction for binary codes with sequential recovery from $t$ erasures, with locality parameter $r$, which were optimal in terms of code rate for given $r,t$, but where the block length was large, on the order of $r^{c^t}$, for some constant $c >1$. In the present paper, we present an alternative construction of a rate-optimal code for any value of $t$ and any $r\geq3$, where the block length is significantly smaller, on the order of $r^{\frac{5t}{4}+\frac{7}{4}}$ (in some instances of order $r^{\frac{3t}{2}+2}$). Our construction is based on the construction of certain kind of tree-like graphs with girth $t+1$. We construct these graphs and hence the codes recursively.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06794

DOI: arXiv:1801.06794v1

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.