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Improved hardness results for unique shortest vector problem

The unique shortest vector problem on a rational lattice is the problem of finding the shortest non-zero vector under the promise that it is unique (up to multiplication by -1). We give several incremental improvements on the known hardness of the unique shortest vector problem (uSVP) using standard techniques. This includes a deterministic reduction from the shortest vector problem to the uSVP, the NP-hardness of uSVP on (1 + 1/poly(n))-unique lattices, and a proof that the decision version of uSVP defined by Cai [4] is in co-NP for n(1/4)-unique lattices. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V.


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