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An Oblivious Transfer Protocol with Log-Squared Communication

Helger Lipmaa. An Oblivious Transfer Protocol with Log-Squared Communication. In Jianying Zhou and Javier Lopez, editors, The 8th Information Security Conference (ISC'05), volume 3650 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 314--328, Singapore, September 20--23, 2005. Springer, Heidelberg.

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We propose a one-round 1-out-of-n computationally-private information retrieval protocol for l-bit strings with low-degree polylogarithmic receiver-computation, linear sender-computation and communication Θ(k·log2 n+l·log n), where k is a possibly non-constant security parameter. The new protocol is receiver-private if the underlying length-flexible additively homomorphic public-key cryptosystem is IND-CPA secure. It can be transformed to a one-round computationally receiver-private and information-theoretically sender-private 1-out-of-n oblivious-transfer protocol for l-bit strings, that has the same asymptotic communication and is private in the standard complexity-theoretic model..

Keywords: Computationally-private information retrieval, length-flexible additively homomorphic public-key cryptosystem, oblivious transfer.

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Comment: Proceedings version. @eprint can contain a fuller version. Note that for large database elements, this protocol achieves communication rate 1, i.e., it transforms one bit per one bit of database.

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DOI: 10.1007/11556992_23


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