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Kelarev, A., Seberry, J., Rylands, L. & Yi, X. (2018). Combinatorial algorithms and methods for security of statistical databases related to the work of Mirka Miller. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10765 LNCS 383-394. International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA 2017)


This article gives a survey of combinatorial algorithms and methods for database security related to the work of Mirka Miller. The main contributions of Mirka Miller and coauthors to the security of statistical databases include the introduction of Static Audit Expert and theorems determining time complexity of its combinatorial algorithms, a polynomial time algorithm for deciding whether the maximum possible usability can be achieved in statistical database with a special class of answerable statistics, NP-completeness of similar problems concerning several other types of databases, sharp upper bounds on the number of compromise-free queries in certain categories of statistical databases, and analogous results on applications of Static Audit Expert for the prevention of relative compromise.

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