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- Factoring via strong lattice reduction algorithm : technical report (1997)
- We address to the problem to factor a large composite number by lattice reduction algorithms. Schnorr has shown that under a reasonable number theoretic assumptions this problem can be reduced to a simultaneous diophantine approximation problem. The latter in turn can be solved by finding sufficiently many l_1--short vectors in a suitably defined lattice. Using lattice basis reduction algorithms Schnorr and Euchner applied Schnorrs reduction technique to 40--bit long integers. Their implementation needed several hours to compute a 5% fraction of the solution, i.e., 6 out of 125 congruences which are necessary to factorize the composite. In this report we describe a more efficient implementation using stronger lattice basis reduction techniques incorporating ideas of Schnorr, Hoerner and Ritter. For 60--bit long integers our algorithm yields a complete factorization in less than 3 hours.

- Approximating good simultaneous diophantine approximations is almost NP-hard (1997)
- Given a real vector alpha =(alpha1 ; : : : ; alpha d ) and a real number E > 0 a good Diophantine approximation to alpha is a number Q such that IIQ alpha mod Zk1 ", where k \Delta k1 denotes the 1-norm kxk1 := max 1id jx i j for x = (x1 ; : : : ; xd ). Lagarias [12] proved the NP-completeness of the corresponding decision problem, i.e., given a vector ff 2 Q d , a rational number " ? 0 and a number N 2 N+ , decide whether there exists a number Q with 1 Q N and kQff mod Zk1 ". We prove that, unless ...