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Low-Dimensional Lattice Reduction Revisited (Extended Abstract)

Phong Q. Nguyen


Most of the interesting algorithmic problems in the geometry of numbers are NP-hard as the lattice dimension increases. This article deals with the low-dimensional case. We study a greedy lattice basis reduction algorithm for the Euclidean norm, which generalizes in a natural way the well-known two-dimensional Gaussian algorithm and a recent three-dimensional algorithm by Semaev. Using this algorithm, we show that up to dimension four, one can compute a Minkowski-reduced basis, a Korkine-Zolotarev-reduced basis, and a closest vector in quadratic time without fast integer arithmetic: all other algorithms known in dimension four have a bit-complexity which is at least cubic. Our analysis, based on geometric properties of low-dimensional lattices and in particular Voronoï cells, arguably simplifies Semaev's analysis in dimension three, but breaks down in dimension five. More precisely, in dimension five or higher, the core algorithm does not necessarily output a Minkowski-reduced basis, and it is unknown whether or not the algorithm is still polynomial.
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inria-00100176 , version 1 (26-09-2006)


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Phong Q. Nguyen, Damien Stehlé. Low-Dimensional Lattice Reduction Revisited (Extended Abstract). 6th International Symposium on Algorithmic Number Theory - ANTS VI, 2004, Burligton, United States. pp.338--357. ⟨inria-00100176⟩
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