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On a Relationship between the Correct Probability of Estimation from Correlated Data and Mutual Information
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2018/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: Shannon theory
mutual information, correct probabilty of decoding, one helper source coding problem,
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Let X, Y be two correlated discrete random variables. We consider an estimation of X from encoded data φ(Y) of Y by some encoder function φ(Y). We derive an inequality describing a relation of the correct probability of estimation and the mutual information between X and φ(Y). This inequality may be useful for the secure analysis of crypto system when we use the success probability of estimating secret data as a security criterion. It also provides an intuitive meaning of the secrecy exponent in the strong secrecy criterion.