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Concentration of Measure for the Analysis of Randomized Algorithms by Alessandro Panconesi, Devdatt P. Dubhashi

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3

Chernoff–Hoeffding Bounds in Dependent Settings

In this chapter, we consider the sum

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(3.1)

where is an index set and the variables Xα, α , may not be independent. In some dependent situations, the Chernoff–Hoeffding bound can be salvaged to be applicable (as is, or with slight modifications) to X.

3.1 Negative Dependence

We consider the ...

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